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Raising the Bar Dummer Dynasty 
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Trustees of The Governor's Academy 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, President 

James L. Rudolph '68, P '05, '12, Secretary 

Steven G. Shapiro 74, P '09, Treasurer 

William L.AIfond '67 

Nathalie E.Ames '85 

Song Hyuk Bang P '13 

Adrienne Berry-Burton P '96, '04 

W. Graham Cole, Jr. 

Wendy Bixby Cowie '79, P '12 

Margo L. Doyle Dhaliwal '90 

Jonathan J. Doyle P '08, '09 

Henry B. Eaton '70, P '03, '08 

Beverly R. Giblin P '04, '05 

Kathleens. HinesP '08, '09, '12 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62, P '95 

Richard M. Kelleher P '99, '01 


Kara Moheban McLoy '88 

Thomas M. Mercer, Jr. '61 

James M. Pierce '72, P '08 

Spencer Purinton '75, P'13, '14 

Gary A. Rogers P '04, '07 

George S. Scharfe P '95, '95, '00 

Aaron M. Sells '96 

David Splaine P '05, '08 

Bruce C.Turner '83, P '13 


Alumni Trustees 

Laura E. Ellison '03 
Matthew R. Lee '01 
Shaena A. Tucker '01 

Ex Officio 

Daniel C. Look '68, President, Alumni Council 

Alumni/ae Council 

Daniel C. Look '68, President 

Carolyn L. Nissi '77, P'13, First Vice President 

Gretchen Scharfe Forsyth '95, Second Vice President 

Julie A. O'Shaughnessy '05, Secretary 

Nathalie E.Ames '85, 

Deana D. Boyages '88 

Tyler O. Collins '03 

David C. Corbett '91 

Daniel C. Cross '81 

John P. English '28 (Life Member) 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP '99 (Life Member) 

Brendan M. Forrest '94 

Daniel J. Guyton '03 

Franklin E. Huntress '52 (Life Member) 

Jessica Z. Karlin '99 

Raymond Long '96 

Richard M. Lufkin '01 

James M. Morrissey '02 

Ted J. Nahil '68 

Paul B. Nardone '86 

Richard H. Pew '54 

Matthew T. Prunier '94 

Matthew H. Remis '92 

Chris Ruggiero '92 

Brian Rybicki '96 

Heidi Danielson Stevens '88 

Devin C. Sullivan '92 

Jacqueline M.Ward '04 

Alison L.Williams '89 

John M. Doggett P'04,'07,'08,'08 

Ex-Officio Members 

Catherine D. Burgess '91 
Peter Butler '62 
James C. Deveney '60 
Christen H. D'Orio '88 
John S. Mercer '64, P'95 
Karen A. Schulte '83 
Peter M. Sherin '59 
ArthurH.Veasey, III '68 

* as of May 1,2011 

1 gkitaSMl 

2 Headmaster's Message 

3 Alumni Events 

4 Byfield & Beyond 

10 On Campus 

14 The Doggett Days of Summer 

20 ; Raising the Bar 

26 Dummer Dynasty 

30 In Memoriam 

35 Class Notes 


John M. Doggett Jr. P'04, '07, '08, '08 


Suzanne B. Hofmann 


Brenda Riddell 
Jaimie Knapp 
Cara Tracy-Wallem 
Kristin Todd 
Graphic Details 


David Oxton, Brian Crowley, Linda Haas, 
Mike Dean, Vaughn Winchell 

Director of Alumni and 
Parent Relations 

Peter Bidstrup P'13 

Director of Annual Giving 

Ellen C.Oliver 

The Archon is published two times a year by The Governor's Academy, Byfield, Massachusetts 01922. Telephone: (978) 465-1763. Letters 
are welcome from alumni, alumnae, parents and friends of the Academy and are subject to editing for reasons of space availability. 



Home is a place you grow up wanting to 

leave, and grow old wanting to get back to. 

In this cosmic game of chance, I continually marvel how 
lucky my family and I have been to call this place in South 
Byfield home. 

There is a wonderful sense of comfort about The 
Governor's Academy, not unlike your old favorite pair of 
sneakers. This place is filled with traditions, rhythms and 
patterns that are re-assuring and familiar. It is, I'm sure, for 
many of us the place where defining moments of our lives 
have occurred. 

Here is where my children were educated, where I 
met some of my best friends and where I had numerous 
unforgettable experiences - in classes I have taught, with 
students I have known, with faculty colleagues with whom I 
have interacted. It is where I have watched countless numbers 
of awkward, goofy freshmen evolve into poised, confident 
seniors. It is a place where I have laughed, cried, worried, 
celebrated and mourned. Where I have been challenged, been 
surprised, been humbled, been energized and continually 
renewed. These are the qualities of home. 

But at some point we have to leave home, to venture off, 
to grow to depart to experience new opportunities. When I 
spoke with our graduating seniors a few short weeks ago, I 
told them that just as we had shared this home together, we 
would also soon share the experience of leaving that home. 

I also shared that I was more than a little apprehensive 
about the proposition. This is probably healthy; next to 
speechmaking and flying, moving (which is leaving home) is 
said to be the most traumatic experience for Americans. 

However, one salutary consequence of this process is that 
when the familiar is about to be disrupted, we are provided 
one of those unique opportunities to be reflective and 
retrospective, to be able to take stock and discern just what is 
important. I am at one of those junctures. 

Rick Reilly wrote an essay about a defining moment he 
had with his thirteen-year-old son. This was triggered when 
the boy asked the question "why are we here?" I liked part of 
his reply. 

"The meaning of life is not about gnashing bicuspids 
over what comes after death but rather tasting all the tiny 
moments that come before it:" 

We are here to be the coach when Wendell, the kid whose 
glasses always fog up, finally makes the only perfect backdoor 
pass all season. 

We are here to be there when our kid has three goals and 
an assist.... and especially when he doesn't. 

We are here to watch, at least once when the count goes 
to 3-and-l to Albert Pujols with the bases loaded and the 
pitcher wishes he had gone off to medical school. 

We are here to get the frisbee to do things that would have 
caused medieval clergymen to burn us at the stake. 

We are here to look all over, give up and find the ball in 
the hole. 

We are here to go to sleep to the gentle sound of rain on 
the roof. 

In short, we are here to experience life to the fullest and to 
achieve the complete measure of this. But at some point, we 
all have to leave home. 

So I gave our seniors a few parting considerations as 
we move on together, words taken from mentors, former 
teachers and friends. 

Life is glorious; life is wonderful; life is good. Never 
take it for granted. Our lives in particular are incredibly 
rich and privileged and I believe we have an obligation to 
give something back: to develop a true social conscience; to 
improve our communities; to care. 

Never be too sure of yourself. Life is filled with complexity, 
ambiguity and paradox. Too much hubris or certainty may 
cause you to ignore legitimate alternative points of view. 
Listen to others, even when their ideas are unorthodox. 

E.M. Forrester's injunction from Howard's End, "only 
connect," is especially true for the Class of 2011. The skills 
of a liberally educated person that you have developed at the 
Academy - the ability to listen, read, speak, problem solve, 
analyze and empathize - are all about connecting with others. 
The most powerful and generous human connection is love 
- not romantic love but the love that is at the heart of each of 
the world's great religions. And in that vein, every day try a 
little kindness simply because kindness may surprise you into 
feeling good about being human. 

Allow hope to keep you in balance, safe from the extremes 
of rose colored glasses and qoiical pessimism. Hope will 
constantly remind you that things will get better. 

And never forget this lush, green, magical place. Treasure 
the experiences you had here, and always remember the 
friends you made here. I know I will. 

God Speed. ™ 

2 Spring 2011 

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Reserve your spot now: 
Moonves Fall Golf Classic 

Plans are well underway for the Third Annual Michael A. 
Moonves Fall Golf Classic, to be held on October 3, 2011 at 
Wentworth-by-the-Sea on the scenic New Hampshire coast. 
The classic is open to 120 golfers, so reserve your foursome 

In additional to golf, guests enjoy a host of amenities 
throughout the day, including a scotch tasting 
station, chowder tent, and an apres golf 
dinner and live auction. Thanks to 
the generosity of past players and 
sponsors, the Moonves Classic 
has secured nearly $250,000 in 
endowed funds to support student 
financial aid at the Academy. If 
you are interested in participating 
or sponsoring the classic, please 
contact Peter Bidstrup, Director of 
Alumni and Parent Relations at 978- 
499-3152 or 

Athletic Hall of Fame 

The Governor's Academy Athletic Hall of Fame is seeking 
nominations for the Class of 2012. 

Since its inception in 2002, 23 people have been inducted 
into the Athletic Hall of Fame. The committee, under the 
guidance of the Alumni Council and chaired by Brian Rybicki 
'96, is making preparations for the next induction, scheduled 
for the fall of 2012. Nominations will be accepted through 
January of 2012. If you would like to make a nomination, 
please visit the Alumni page of the Academy website, where 
you will find an online nomination form. Or you may contact 
Peter Bidstrup, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations at 
978-499-3152 or with your 

Harris Directory Project 

Thanks to all who took the time to respond to our Alumni 
Directory project through Harris Corporation, the industry 
leader in alumni data and directories. As of the end of May, 
nearly 1,600 alums had updated their data and nearly 500 had 
purchased a directory. Once Harris has completed its data 
collection phase, it will provide printed directories, as well as 
electronic files that can be easily integrated into the Academy's 
database, at no cost to the Academy. Once the Academy 
has captured the data electronically, it can provide alumni, 

parents and friends with the ability to make subsequent 
updates themselves online, through the website. |p 

Upcoming Events 
for Parents and 
Alumni/Alumnae 201 1 

September 21 

September 30 

October 3 

October 21-22 
October 22 
November 23 

Alumni Career Networking Event, 
Liberty Hotel, Boston 
Installation of Headmaster 
Peter H. Quimby '85 
Moonves Fall Golf Classic, 
Wentworth-by-the-Sea, NH 
Parents Weekend 
Cardinal & White Day 
Young Alumni Milestone Stop 
at the Grog, Newburyport 




In March, The Governor's 
Academy community 
celebrated Marty and Patty 
Doggett for 1 2 years of service 
to the school. The Doggetts 
were feted with an elaborate 
dinner in Phillips Dining Hall, 
and given gifts, including a 
quilt created by members of 
the faculty and staff and a 
painting of Mansion House 
and the perennial gardens 
that Patty created during 
her tenure. 

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4 Spring 2011 

To everyone's amusement (or consternation), 
die-hard Red Sox fan Paul Wann came 
dressed as Derek Jeter, as a nod of respect to 
Marty and his beloved Yankees. A good time 
was had by all! 

Spring 2011 5 


In April, The Governor's Academy 
welcomed Pop-Pops, Nonnies, 
Grampies, and others to Byfield 
for a day of intergenerational fun. 


Kelly Callahan '13 


Ryan Scarfo '13 


Liam Brine '14 


Amanda Pease '1 1 


Eliza Dorsey '14 


Cassandra Hanlon '14 


Jesse Skaff '11 


Katie Reilly '11 


Hayley Newhall '13 


Bryce Turner '13 

Spring 2011 

11 Natalie Sullivan '13 

12 Brittany Perez '13 

13 Ginny '14 and John '11 Durkm 

14 Sam '13 and Erin '14 McDavitt 

15 Sam Davis '12 

16 Ariadne '13 and 
Austin '11 Dubus 

17 Chad Martin '12 

Spring 2011 7 


Chris D'Orio '88 and his family made 
a gift to the Academy to name the 
scoreboard in Whiston-Bragdon 
Arena in honor of the 1 988 Division II 
Championship Hockey Team. 

1 The extended D'Orio Family 

2 The D'Orios with Peter and Dottie 
Bragdon, and Jane Piatelli, wife of 
former hockey coach Larry Piatelli 

3 Dana, Chris, Brendan and Alec D'Orio 

4 Alumni Andy Noel '88, Derek Sullivan 
'89, Rob Studley '86, Al Moody '89 
and David Hanlow '88, alongside GDA 
faculty member Mike Karin, D'Orio, 
Piatelli and the Bragdons 

5 Marty and Patty Doggett 
and the D'Orios 

6 Chris and the next generation of 
hockey champions 

8 Spring 2011 


The Academy hosted the Third Annual 
Boston Business Leaders Luncheon at the 
Boston Harbor Hotel in May. Dr. Burton G. 
Malkiel, Professor of Economics at Princeton 
University was the featured speaker. 

1 Incoming Headmaster Peter H. Quimby '85 

2 Dr. Burton G. Malkiel 

3 Former headmaster Peter Bragdon, 
Headmaster Marty Doggett, 
Peter Quimby 

4 Malkiel and a guest 

5 Luncheon chair Jim Rudolph 
and Sara Goldsmith Schwartz 

Spring 2011 9 

On CamDus 

A fond farewell to Dave, 
Dave and Dave 

With nearly 100 years of service to the Academy, the three 
retiring Daves - Abusamra, Van Ness and Moore - will not be 
forgotten. Abu joined the GDA faculty in 1972, and left his 
mark as a foreign language teacher and track and field and 
cross country coach who led his harriers to numerous league 
and New England titles. He and his wife, Laurel, who previously 
taught at the Academy, are the parents of Use Abusamra '93; 
the will continue to reside in their home in Brentwood, NH 
and will travel. Moore was a physics instructor and coached 
multiple sports. Moore and his wife Robin will continue to 
reside in Merrimac, MA and golf as much as possible. V taught 
geometry and statistics, coached lacrosse, basketball and 
tennis, among other sports, and was an active member of the 
Academy community. He and his wife, Suzi, who created the 
wonderful holiday ornaments hung each December outside 
the Phillips building, will reside in Newport, RI. The Van 
Nesses plan to sail, travel and enjoy life. 

Carolina on Her Mind 

This spring, Katie Reilly '11 became the first student 
from The Governor's Academy to be awarded a Morehead- 
Cain Scholarship, the nation's first and foremost merit award 
scholarship program, which provides a full scholarship to the 
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. 

In addition to covering all expenses - tuition, room 
and board, books and technology - for four years of 
undergraduate study at UNC, the Morehead-Cain features 
a distinctive program of summer enrichment experiences. 
Reilly will participate in an outdoor leadership course this 
summer, and will depart for Wyoming in July. 

Reilly is a high honors student who was actively involved 
in the campus community. She was a peer advisor, a member 
of the varsity tennis team, sang in the chorus, served as 
editor of The Governor, the Academy's award-winning 
student newspaper, and spent last summer during research 
at Harvard Medical School as part of the Academy's Catalyst 
Summer Science Program. At Commencement, she won the 
Headmaster's Cup and was inducted into the Academy's 

chapter of the Cum Laude Society. 

In the past nine years, twelve 

Morehead-Cain Scholars have 

won Rhodes Scholarships to 

England's Oxford University. 

Who is John 

The Governor's Academy 

made an appearance on the 

hit game show Jeopardy in 

February, while viewership 

was at an all-time high due to 

appearance of IBM computer 

Big Blue just days 

earlier. The show 

included a question 

about the man 

who boldly signed 

both the Academy's 

incorporation charter 

and the Declaration of 

Independence. Who is 

Spring 2011 

We are the Champions 

The softball and boys lacrosse teams battled 
through long and rainy spring seasons to win ISL 
championships. Softball went 16-1 on the year, 
winning 16 consecutive games following a season- 
opening loss to Phillips Andover, and going 
undefeated in league play. Kelsey Melanson '11 
served as team captain of a young squad that 
returns all but two seniors next year. 

The boys lacrosse squad notched a 16-0 
mark and secured the third undefeated season 
in Academy history; the 2008 and 1956 teams were 
also undefeated. The Red Dogs also earned a spot in the 
National Top 25 Poll. Team captain Reed 
Kennedy Tl was named MVP of the 
ISL and an All-American. Kennedy and 
fellow captain Clark McMahon Tl will 
play lacrosse next year at Penn State and 
Franklin and Marshall, respectively. 

We are (also) the 

Governor's alumni Ellie Clayman 
TO and Blake Riley '09 won NCAA 
lacrosse championships at Northwestern 
University and the University of Virginia, 
respectively. Clayman played in six games 
for the powerhouse Wildcat squad, which 
has claimed six national titles in the past 
seven seasons. Riley played in 18 games for 
the Cavaliers, who endured a tumultuous 
12 months en route to the university's fifth 
NCAA title. UVA defeated the University 
of Maryland in the final; Mike Shakespeare 
'08 plays for Maryland. 

Write On 

After placing second a year ago, The Governor 
student newspaper won a first place award in 
the American Scholastic Press Association 
contest, ranking among the top student 
newspaper in the nation for schools with 
enrollments of 500 or less. Katie Reilly Tl 
won first place for her editorial on Phoebe 
Price and school bullying. 

Back: David Lim '11, Rachel Cabitt '12, Katie Reiily '11, John Damianos '12, Aboubacar Okeke-Diagne '11, Christine Lee '12. 
Front: Michelle Galliprau '11, Nora kline '11, Dylan Binnie '11. 

Spring 2011 


On CamDus 

Admissions by the Numbers 

The Office of Admissions set new records for inquiries, 
interviews and completed applications this year, closing out 
a banner year which will bring another exceptional group of 
new students to Bvfield in the fall. Bv the numbers: 

Number of inquiries: 2,803* 

Number of interviews: 932* 

Number of completed applications: 856* 

Number of incoming freshmen: 87 (44 boys, 43 girls) 

Geographical breakdown: 10 states and seven nations 


Sets of twins: 1 

Most popular names: Michael and Katherine (and Catherine) 

'Academy record 

Nameless no longer 

New Dorm, home to sophomore girls at the Academy, was re- 
named Doggett Dormitory this spring in honor of Headmaster 
Marty Doggett and his wife, Patty. Jeff Gordon, President of the 
Board of Trustees, made the announcement on Tuesday, May 24 
before an audience of students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni. 
Gordon mentioned that of the nearly 30 buildings on the scenic 
Byfield campus, just six are named for Academy headmasters. 
Doggett is now the seventh. Also, a granite bench that resides 
beside the entrance to the dormitory was presented by the parents 
of the Class of 201 1. Tony DiCroce P'09, '1 1, '13, Co-chair of the 
Parents Fund, made the formal presentation to the Doggetts. 

Fast, faster, fastest 

James Gomes '11, who became the fastest man in the history 
of the Academy last spring, broke his own record one last time in 
the final meet of his career. Gomes, of South Dennis, MA, posted 
a time of 11.02 in the 100m run at the ISTA Championships. 
Earlier in the day, Gomes clocked in at 1 1.04 in the trials. Gomes 
will attend the University of Tampa in the fall. 

B's honor Carpenter 

The Boston Bruins named Alex Carpenter '1 1 as the recipient 
of the 201 1 John Carlton Award. Named after the late Bruins 
scout and administrator who passed away in 1982, the John 
Carlton Award is given annually by the Boston Bruins to an 
outstanding male and female student-athlete who combine 
exceptional hockey skills with academic excellence. 

Carpenter of North Reading, MA, is the Massachusetts all- 
time leading scorer with 410 points during a remarkable 
four-year career. She helped lead the girl's hockey team 
to four New England Championships and has been the 
team MVP throughout her entire high school career. She 
received the Boston Globe All Scholastic Player of the Year 

award in 201 and 201 1 . Carpenter is an honor roll student, a member of Team USA which 
won a gold medal at the 201 1 IIHF U-18 World Championships, and plans to attend Boston College in the fall. 

12 Spring 2011 

Ten Questions with Ali Grenier '1 1 

Ali Grenier, singer, songwriter, actor, proctor and senior class president, jug- 
gled a lot during her senior year, including releasing her debut album, All 
You Need. The talented artist and beloved big sister to the freshmen girls in 
Nannie B spoke with The Archon before finishing her remarkable career at 
the Academy. 

Q: Why did you choose to attend The Governor's Academy? 

A: I ended up having to choose between Governor's and one other 
school. When it came down to it, the people were really important to 
me. After my revisit day I felt most comfortable in the environment at 
Governor's. My choice was an important one, which I did not know 
at the time but choosing Governor's led me down a path I don't 
believe I would have otherwise found. 

Q: What is your favorite spot on campus? 

A: The Chapel. Recently this year I found that if you can sneak in 
there at obscure times of the day you can get it all to yourself. It's 
incredible quiet and the piano is amazing in there. Not that I'm the 
most talented pianist, but it sounds so much better. I've written 
a few songs inside the Chapel. It's even better than the practice 
rooms; it's really something amazing. 

Q: What's the one trait you admire most in others? 

A: A sense of humor. Being able to laugh at yourself is crucial. If 
you can look past your insecurities and just embrace yourself 
and your flaws than so many things will be simpler. We spend 
too much time trying to fix ourselves. 

Q: What's the one trait you dislike most in yourself? 

A: Lack of motivation. I always saw myself as a motivated 
person but sometimes I realize I spend too much time 
thinking about certain things instead of doing them. When 
it comes to important things such as doing schoolwork and 
student council work I find my motivation is a lot different but when 
writing songs I sometimes get in ruts. I can't imagine how many more 
I would have if I weren't so lazy all the time. Sometimes it literally 
comes down to getting a piece of paper and pen. 

Q: You're a proctor in Nannie B. What is it like being a proctor 
in a freshman girls dorm? 

A: Being a proctor in a freshman dorm is pretty close to what I imagined 
it to be. You become close with the girls and they view you as 
basically their older sister (something I had never experienced as the 
younger sibling). You connect with all of the girls, especially the ones 
in your hallway. One difficulty with this role is to maintain discipline 
within the close relationship you form. I have found that if I am stern 
enough with them they will get done what they are required to do. 
Things such as dorm jobs and lights out tend to be the more difficult 
tasks for the girls. 

Q: What song on your CD best reflects your personality? 

A: Probably "How We Heal." This song I wrote to reflect a feeling of 
safety with yourself. It represents knowing that no matter what you 
will be fine. It's especially important to me because it's during a time 
of life that it feels like I'm just waiting to land somewhere. This goes 
hand in hand with the lyrics "I know that I'll be fine whenever I land, 
wherever I stand". I feel strongly that one should be comfortable 
with where they are going and with themselves. I find that self-doubt 
can be so crippling to many. 

You're headed to 

the University of Southern 

California next year. What are you 

most looking forward to about life in LA? 

A: The weather. It's probably pretty cliche but it's the truth. Especially 
after this spring of rain everyday! I also am pretty excited for a 
completely different lifestyle. From what I've seen and heard it's a 
much different culture and I'm looking forward to a nice change in 
my life. 

Q: How will you remember your Govs teachers and friends? 

A: As the people that helped me grow. I know I will always keep in touch 
with close friends and hopefully close teachers but those who I might 
not I will always remember positively. I know that I have changed so 
much in the past four years and I can't imagine what I would be like 
if I hadn't. Definitely a lot more shy. 

Q: Where will you be, and what will you be doing, in 10 years? 

A: I wish I had the slightest idea of how to answer this question! All I 
know is I won't give up music. It will always be a part of my life, even 
if it's not my whole life. As of right now I will be attending USC as a 
psychology major but who knows if that will stick. 

Q: What three things should all Govs students do before they 

A: Spend as much time as possible with friends and making memories. 
Make a photo album. Do something out of your comfort zone so 
that you don't regret not doing it. 

Spring 2011 13 

lotos by David Oxton 

The Doggett Days 

of Summer 

The 27th Headmaster of The Governor's 
Academy Marty Doggett talks about 

impact access and an accidental 

start to a remarkable career. 

Why did you choose to become a teacher? 

Like most things in my life, it was a series of coincidences. 
After college, I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do so I 
enrolled in law school. I found the work interesting, but I was 
going through the motions. In the spring, I received a leave of 
absence and immediately began to apply for jobs to "keep the 
sheriff away from the door." I applied to banks, schools, the 
CIA; there was no method to my madness. One day I received 
a phone call from a friend in Lynn, Massachusetts, who was 
working for the Chamber of Commerce. They were hiring 
and he encouraged me to apply. I agreed to a phone interview 
and - this should have been a warning - I was hired on the 
spot. But when I came to Lynn I learned immediately that 
this wasn't the springboard to financial fame and fortune that 
I had expected. Lynn was a town on its heels and this was a 
dead end job. When I asked my friend why he encouraged me 
to come to Lynn, he said he needed a playmate. 

So I'm in Lynn, working at a pizza place in Saugus, and I 
get a phone call from the Lawrenceville School. They needed 
someone to teach history, coach football, and live in one- 
room apartment in a boys dormitory. Anything looked better 
than what I was doing, so I went down and met the folks 
there; it was the first time I had ever set foot on a prep school 
campus. At the end of my first year, they asked if I would stay. 
I thought the job was pretty interesting and fun, and I had 
also met Patty and had a whirlwind courtship and we were 
married within six months. So that sealed the deal. 

Why did you choose to pursue the 
headmastership at Governor's? 

To be honest, I hadn't been thinking about leaving. We 
were very much a part of landscape at Lawrenceville. We 
had five kids, Patty was working at a local school, and we 
had a lot of family in the area. I received a phone call from 
Bill Polk, who had been a colleague of mine at Lawrenceville 
and who was now the head at Groton. He said to me, "you 
should really think about Governor Dummer Academy." I 
didn't know much about the Academy, so when I received 
a call from the search consultant, I gave him the stiff arm. 
But then the search firm called again. I thought I'd take a 
busman's holiday, go to Boston and visit a friend I hadn't 
seen in awhile, and explore the school. 

Before I left, I made some assumptions about what I 
would find. Yet when I arrived, I was very surprised by 
everything I saw. Prep schools, to me, tended to have a 
monumental feel, like Lawrenceville, Choate or Deerfield. 
Governor's had a human feel, a human scale and it reminded 

me of a small, historic New England village. It was a Saturday 
in December, and it was bare and cold, there was a feeling of 
intimacy that was palpable. 

In my interview, I expected to talk a lot about fundraising 
and finance, but instead we discussed pedagogy and 
residential life. It was reassuring to talk about the things I 
know well. When Patty and I returned a few weeks later, we 
were even more impressed. As we walked around campus, 
the students looked us in the eye and said hello. We weren't 
used to that. When they offered me the job, Patty and I 
agreed that this was a time in our lives where we could move 
our kids; the school was well situated near Boston, the ocean, 
and the mountains; and I had a brother at Tabor, and two of 
Patty's siblings were in New England. Looking back, it was 
great decision for us and for our family. 

What situations or challenges most 
frequently "kept you up at night?" 

As my father used to say, I always sleep like a baby, I cry 
myself to sleep! I'm inherently not a worrier, but I was most 
concerned with disciplinary issues. We have a wonderful 
disciplinary system at the Academy; four students and four 
faculty members comprise a formal committee. The D.C. 
hears every case and then makes a recommendation to me, 
and ultimately, I have to make a final decision. Although I 
was a non-participating member of the committee, I listened 
to every case and then would take it home and sleep on it, 
and make a decision in the morning. Decisions from the D.C. 
are hard decisions because they typically involve separating 
a boy or girl from the Academy. During my 12 years, I think 
there were only two times when I thought the DC got it 
wrong. That was always hard, but I supported the process 
and respected the decisions. 

Not including improvements to the 
physical plant, what change has had the 
biggest impact on the Academy? 

I don't know if it's the "biggest" change, but what will go 
down in the history books as a change that made an enormous 
difference is the name change. Fifty years from now, we will 
look back at the decision to change the name as a move that 
was ultimately very good for the history of the school. The 
data supports this assumption - admissions interviews, 
inquiries and applications have risen consistently and were at 
record highs this spring. If we aspire to be a stronger regional 
school, and a national and even international school, the 
name was unfortunately a hindrance for those who did not 

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know our history. As much as I'm a traditionalist, I'm also a 
pragmatist and we got it right. 

Boarding schools are oftentimes described 
as "fish bowls." Where do you go when you 
wish to be alone? 

Up until my stem cell replacement surgeries, I would go for 
a run across the marshes. I'm a fan of "old school running," and 
don't believe in fancy outfits or electronics. I ran in a t-shirt 
and old gym shorts, and I didn't have a walkman (forebear 
to the iPod). I found these runs to be incredibly therapeutic, 
and every day was different - the look, the smell, the feel of the 
marsh. I could clear my head and no one bothered me. After 
my stem cell replacement, I really haven't been able to run. I 
ride the bike or the elliptical (trainer), but it's not the same. 
So my place of refuge now is the Chapel. The Chapel is one of 
the most underused buildings on campus, so I'll find it empty 
of most occasions. Like the marsh, the Chapel looks different 
at different times of the day. The light streaming through the 
palladium windows looks entirely different in the morning 
than it does in the afternoon. That's my place. 

What is it like to be both parent 
and headmaster? 

Most of my faculty colleagues will tell you that being a 
teacher and a parent at the Academy is a unique experience. As 
headmaster, this experience is magnified. For one thing, you see 
a very different side of your colleagues and your friends when 
your children are in school. You find out things about them 
which literally bring you to tears - the kindness, the concern 
and the things they do for students. Faculty children are under 
a microscope, and children of the headmaster are under an even 
sharper lens. My guys handled it well, although I know they 
were excluded from social events because of who they were. I 
regret that they didn't have the full extent of their childhood 
and their experience at Governor's, but that said, one of the 
greatest gifts that this school gave us was educating our four 
sons. They are very different individuals and the Academy was 
able to give each of them a unique experience. 

What is your favorite memory of 
your sons at Governor's? 

Many of my memories occur around Christmas time where 
my job was to decorate Mansion House. One year, I had finished 
my creation, white lights and that sort of thing, and was feeling 
pretty good about myself. Then I noticed a lot of people at the 
back end of Mansion House, standing around and laughing. I 
went back and found what could only be described as "tacky 

16 Spring 2011 

Americana" - garish lights, Frosty the Snowman, candles, and 
all sorts of decorations. It was wild and a real study in contrast 
to the refined atmosphere I thought I created in the house. I 
guess it was the boys' way of making an artistic statement. 

The second thing I remember is the summer four of the boys 
were working on the Academy grounds crew. It may have been 
all five of them, since their older brother Patrick was between 
jobs. Anyway, all five of them were home for lunch in their work 
gear and sitting on golf carts out front, and someone had the 
good sense to snap a photo. It became our Christmas card and 
we even used it for our faculty dinner with the caption, "the 
boys have been working hard to prepare for your return." 

We also really enjoyed being here to watch them play 
sports. Andrew, our second son, played on two New England 
championship football teams; Colin and David played on an 
undefeated lacrosse team; and Dan'l was captain of the cross 
country and track teams. 

You are a skilled writer. Do you 
recall any favorite speeches? 

The nature of the job means that you have to do an awful lot 
of writing. I wouldn't say that I'm particularly skilled, but two 
stand out, and one was a real risk. In fact, it was my first Chapel 
speech. I had obviously spoken to the faculty, but this was going 
to be one of first talks to the entire school community. 

When I came to Governor's, I found it interesting that 
the school didn't have a denominational connection, but 
here was this beautiful building, the Chapel, in the center of 
campus. Inside, I noticed a very big cross. So I asked, "what is 
the purpose of the Chapel?" I was told that for the most part 
it was used for Wednesday morning meetings, and members 
of the community, primarily students, could make a personal 
statement. So I said, "what about the cross? Are there Jewish 
students, Muslim students, agnostic students? How do they feel 
about the cross?" I was told that no one had ever complained. I 
decided that I would give my first Chapel talk about why I was 
going to take down the cross. 

In my talk, I said that I was a practicing Roman Catholic 
and in my faith tradition the cross was very important, but the 
purpose of our meetings was to be inclusive. I explained that 
I was going to take down the cross, but the community could 
obviously use it for religious ceremonies or they could bring in 
symbols from their own religions. 

I gave the talk and sat down, waiting for the slings and 
arrows to come. And the first faculty member to approach me 
was Paul Wann, who at the time I didn't know from Adam. 
He put his arm around me and said, "only Nixon could go to 
China." And that said it all, in terms of this community and 

how open-minded they were. 

The second speech I remember most vividly, and had the 
most fun writing, was the day after President Obama was 
elected. Regardless of one's political leanings or what you 
thought of Obama as a leader, it was an historic moment 
and I was privileged to share that with this community." 

Describe your darkest day and 
how you persevered. 

The darkest day was actually a series of days that happened 
early in my tenure. I forget who it was, but a colleague came 
to me and told me that he had found swastikas in a men's 
room on campus. This was very upsetting to this individual, 
and of course to me, so the next day at Chapel I gave a 
brief talk that tried to put the symbol of the swastika into 
some kind of context, and how there was no place for these 
symbols here, as graffiti or as a joke. I patted myself on the 
back for a job well done. Two days later, someone wrote 
"nigger" on a bathroom wall in Schumann. We held another 
school meeting and rather than taking a professorial role, 
I came out with fire and brimstone. I was agitated and the 
community saw my anger. 

A day or so later, we found more graffiti. The situation 
had become more and more troubling to our students, so we 

called the entire community together again. I'll never forget 
what happened next. The meeting was right after classes, 
in the Chapel, and we invited everyone - students, faculty 
and staff. I really didn't know what to expect, so I got up in 
front of the group and asked them a question, "what type of 
a community do we want here?" This was unrehearsed, and 
unplanned, and I thought maybe a few brave souls would 
say a few things. And I have to tell you, for the next four 
hours, people came up, one after the other, and told their 
stories. It was the most remarkable thing I've been a part of. 
One person was outraged by the graffiti; one talked about a 
sibling who had cerebral palsy and had been bullied; another 
talked about grandparents who had been in the death camps 
during the Holocaust. It just went on and on and on. And 
finally at 7:15 after maybe 75 speakers, we adjourned. And 
there was never another incidence. It was a dark day, but 
from which we emerged as a stronger community, and it 
confirmed to me why we came here. 

What contributions has your wife, 
Patty, made to the Academy? 

I think there are a lot of things. Number one - and this is 
a hackneyed phrase - she's a role model. Patty had her own 
career and she was quite good at it. She has also taken the 


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notion of hospitality to the next level. The Mansion House is 
very much a public house and people of all backgrounds and 
persuasions - artists, poets, writers, exchange students, alumni, 
volunteer groups - were made to feel welcome here. She also 
leaves a legacy of community outreach, as she was involved in 
Wellspring, the Jean Geiger Crisis Center, and several family 
groups at Boston Medical. Her work very much fits into the 
motto of the school. 

And her garden says it all. It's about growth, renewal, beauty, 
but it's not a pretentious garden. It's fun and lively and it renews 
itself every year. The thing about headmasters is that it's a very 
lonely position. When you're a head, your friendships become 
different because they have to be. Patty is my confidante and 
she understands this world. In this environment, you need 
complete buy-in from a spouse. Patty loves kids, in fact she's 
raised a number of educators in her own children, and she's 
been there for the good times and the bad times. She has great 
instincts and she understands people. 

Have the Academy's students changed 
over the past 12 years? If so, how? 

I think the group we have now is perhaps on one level a little 
more intellectually curious then they were 12 years ago, but 
concomitantly, they are more obsessed with getting into college. 
I suppose the two go hand-in-hand. Another change, which is 
unquestionably positive, is that we seem to have more "crossover 
kids" than we did 12 years ago, those kids who are involved in 
both athletics and the arts. The arts have really blossomed in 
my 1 2 years, and the rest of the school is engaged in the arts and 
aware of its importance here. That's a positive thing. 

One thing I really like about our kids is that most of them 
are pretty understated. They don't seem to have that "precious" 

quality that you see in a lot of schools. They're down to earth, 
comfortable with adults in a genuine way, and that's what I've 
always liked. Our style at the Academy is unpretentious, which 
makes it a pretty unique place. And our faculty, for the most 
part, don't fit the stereotype of academics; most of our teachers 
don't take themselves too seriously. It's refreshing. There's a 
great quote attributed to Woodrow Wilson that says the reason 
why faculty meetings are so contentious is because the stakes 
are so low. While we have had our share of contentious faculty 
meetings, my colleagues have not been ivory tower academics, 
but rather they work so that our kids have a good experience. 
And I have profound respect for them. 

What are the biggest challenges the 
Academy will face in the next 12 years? 

The biggest challenges are clearly affordability and 
accessibility. This is a very expensive place. If a school like 
Governor's is going to be relevant, it has to be accessible to boys 
and girls of every background and financial circumstances, and 
to people from around the world. In reality, it takes money to 
do that. Unless we continue to grow our financial aid budget, 
we can't price ourselves out of the market. 

Our other challenge is that we must continue to be able 
to recruit and retain quality faculty. If I have left any legacy at 
all during my 12 years, it is that we balanced the budget and 
significantly improved the quality and stock of housing and 
benefits, which directly impacts the quality of life. Even during 
the economic meltdown of 2009, we never laid off employees 
or capped salaries, and many of our peers did. But the challenge 
going forward is that it will continue to be difficult to attract 
faculty who are willing to share their lives with kids, and live 
in this type of lifestyle. As long as we're able to meet these two 

18 Spring 2011 

challenges, we will endure for another 250 years. 

What things did we not touch 
upon that you wish to mention? 

In terms of things that I'm happy about, I thought it was 
important to acquire the Duff property, the 110 acres adjacent to 
the school, and secure an option to buy the remaining Duff land 
when the family is ready to sell. It's in the school's best interest to 
know that we can grow to meet our needs. 

Similarly, I think we did a good job with our town-gown 
relations. Dick Savage and Hugh McGraw (former and current 
chief financial officers), and others, have worked really, really hard 
to ensure that the Academy is a good neighbor. 

I continue to think a lot about our exchange programs and how 
we can make them a central part of the Governor's experience. 
When I first started to travel abroad, to Korea, Japan, Thailand 
and later China, I was a middle-aged man. I couldn't speak the 
language and found the customs bewildering. I thought about our 
international students, who come here at 14 or 15 years old, and 
they don't know the language, and they have to learn mathematics 
and science and history, and be around people from many different 
cultures. And I thought, how extraordinarily courageous they 
are. This is a global world and if we're going to educate our own 
students, they have to see the world through different perspectives. 

Lastly, we did something 5 or 6 years ago that I think made a 
difference. I had a conversation with an alumnus who left GDA 
during World War II to enlist, like many of his classmates. These 
heroes never got their diplomas. With the help of the development 
office, we found eight or nine of these veterans who were still alive. 
On Memorial Day, we brought them back to campus and gave 
them their diplomas in front of the entire Academy community. It 
was a pretty moving moment, and I'm glad we got the chance to 
do this on my watch. 

Under "Marty's watch," the Academy enjoyed a period 
of tremendous growth and prosperity, including a physical 
transformation that added the Performing Arts Center, Whiston- 
Bragdon Arena, Alfond Class of 1967 Field, and Doggett Dorm, 
among other facilities; the addition of signature academic programs 
like the student exchanges, Catalyst Summer Science Internships 
and SMART Team; balanced budgets for 12 consecutive years; and 
significant increases in SAT scores, admission applications, and 
faculty and staff compensation. Marty and Patty plan to move to 
Newburyport this summer and also spend time at their home in 
Maine. In the fall, Marty will serve as Headmaster Emeritus, and 
continue to teach history, assist with the exchange and Catalyst 
programs, and raise funds for the Academy. 

It's no accident that Governor's is well prepared for the future. 
Thanks, Marty. 



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The Pioneering 
Achievements of 
Dummer Academy 
Alumnus Reuben 
Delavan Mussey 
and Wife Ellen 
Spencer Mussey 

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Reuben Delavan "R.D." Mussey '46 

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Raising the Bar 

In 1846, Dummer Academy graduated 

Reuben Delavan "R.D." Mussey, a Renaissance man who 
was in turns a journalist, Civil War general, presidential 
secretary, lawyer, and highly regarded educator. Mussey 
distinguished himself for his recruitment and organization 
of Negro troops during the American Civil War, and for 
his post-war role as a lawyer and progressive white faculty 
member at the predominantly black Howard University 
law school in Washington, DC. His legacy — empowerment 
through education and the law — was continued through 
the work of his wife and groundbreaking legal partner, Ellen 
Spencer Mussey, who would go on to cofound American 
University's Washington College of Law. 

Born on May 30, 1833, R.D. Mussey was the son of 
the eminent surgeon, Dartmouth College professor, and 
American Medical Association President Dr. Reuben 
Mussey and his wife, Hettie Osgood. The Governor's 
Academy's archival records reveal that R.D. Mussey attended 
the academy as a boy and that his interests extended to the 
geography beyond the confines of the academy's school 
rooms. An alumnus, presumably a classmate of Mussey 's, 
noted in the December 1906 issue of The Archon that 
"while at Dummer, Gen. R.D. Mussey. . .used to enjoy queer 
sport. On Saturdays, he with other boys would go into the 
woods and when he had climbed to the top of some tree 
the boys would cut the tree, and down would come Mussey 
with the tree." In 1846, R.D. was among the twenty- five 
scholars presenting themselves for annual examination 
by the academy's Trustees, who adjudged the young men's 
academic performances "highly gratifying." 

Mussey graduated from Dartmouth College in 1854, 
engaging in newspaper work in Boston, Washington, and 
Cincinnati before joining Abraham Lincoln's campaign 
for U.S. President in 1860. 

At the Civil War's outbreak in 1 86 1 , Mussey was appointed to 
the regular army as a captain of the Nineteenth Ohio Infantry. 
The Nineteenth subsequently traveled to Kentucky (via West 
Virginia), where it merged with the Army of the Ohio and 
later with the Army of the Cumberland. According to the 
Certificate of Records of Soldiers and Sailors Historical and 
Benevolent Society No. 180017, Mussey may have been the 
first regular army officer to seek the permission of the U.S. 
War Department to raise Negro troops. In the winter of 1 862- 
1863, Mussey proposed the enlistment of blacks as United 
States Colored Troops (versus as soldiers of state-sponsored 
regiments). By June 1864, he had been sent to Nashville, 
Tennessee, to aid in organization of these troops and was 
made Colonel of the 100th United States Colored Infantry. 
When he was invited by local Tennessee Unionists to attend 
a Fourth of July celebration without the black soldiers in his 
unit, he declined, reportedly retorting that the Declaration 
of Independence proclaimed all men to be created equal 
and that until his hosts learned this "fundamental truth" 
and could "invite all the defenders of the country. . .be they 
black or be they white, [their] celebrations of our National 
Anniversary [would be] mocking farces." 

Mussey was brevetted Brigadier General of United States 
Volunteers in 1865 for gallant conduct during the war. 
Following Lincoln's April 1865 assassination, he served as 
President Andrew Johnson's confidential secretary. In July 
1865, he was sent by Johnson, who was recovering from 
illness, to observe the military correctness of the proceedings 
to hang the four prisoners condemned as conspirators in 
Lincoln's assassination. He resigned from the army in 1866, 
and within a year, had established a private law office in 
Washington, DC. Mussey then turned 
to teaching law at Howard University. 

Mussey's name as it appears in a 
19th Centruy Academy program. 

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Chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1867, Howard 
University opened its law school (the "Howard University Law 
Department") in 1869, a critical time for black Americans 
seeking to foster and expand newly established rights. Mussey's 
ties to the law school ran deep. Not only was he viewed as a 
progressive white educator at predominantly black Howard, 
but his home, which was near the courthouse in Washington, 
would become the second site of Howard's law school. 

What is arguably Mussey's greatest contribution to the field 
of education came somewhat serendipitously. He would marry 
wife Ellen Spencer in 1871, but it would not be until the couple 
were settled and had had two sons that Mussey would call upon 
his wife to begin a legal career that produced the first American 
law school primarily for women and furthered the educational 
opportunities available to thousands of students. 

Ellen Spencer was the tenth of eleven children of a family 
of abolitionists, suffragists, and temperance advocates for 

whom a career in education was a calling. Ellen's father started 
the Spencerian Business College in Ohio and was author of 
the Spencerian Method of penmanship; her brother ran the 
Bryant and Stratton Business College; and her sister Phebe and 
brother-in-law Eslie C. Adams ran a business college in South 
Bend, Indiana. A penmanship teacher herself, Ellen began to 
study commercial law in South Bend. She married R.D. Mussey 
after moving to Washington to head the ladies' division of the 
local branch of Spencerian Business College. 

Through the early years of the Musseys' marriage, Ellen 
retained a more traditional perspective on women and the 
law — specifically that married women should not engage in 
full-time work in the legal profession, an avocation widely 
viewed as man's domain. She gave birth to two sons, the first in 
1872 and the second two years later, but when R.D. contracted 
Malaria in 1876 while campaigning for friend Rutherford B. 
Hayes for U.S. President, Ellen, as R.D.'s legal apprentice, was 

24 Spring 2011 

Raising the Bar 

forced to take over the law firm's cases. The Musseys moved 
to a combined home and office to enable Ellen to care for 
their children while consulting with R.D. on cases. When R.D. 
recovered, he persuaded his begrudging wife to stay on as his 
legal partner. She did so for more than a decade until R.D.'s 
death, on May 29, 1892, one day shy of his sixtieth birthday. 
Ellen took over the practice completely. 

At the close of the 19 th century, there were two ways people 
prepared to practice law: study at a law school (an avenue 
severely restricted to women) or apprentice in a lawyer's office, 
with both ways providing a route of entry to the bar. Although 
Ellen had served as an apprentice in her husband's law practice, 
she had not yet become a member of the bar of the District of 
Columbia. She partnered briefly with attorney John Lichliter, 
who handled court appearances for the practice, and sought 
admission (unsuccessfully) to study law at National University 
and Columbian College (now the George Washington 
University). Ellen's sister-in-law, Sally Spencer, used her 
connections to contact Washington Judge Arthur MacArthur, 
who agreed to waive the requirement for a standard written 
bar examination. After self-tutoring, Ellen passed an oral bar 
examination in 1893 and began practicing law under the name 
E.S. Mussey so that people would not know, and discriminate 
based upon, her gender. 

Shaped largely by rejection from all-white, all-male law 
schools and wishing to confront gender inequality, Ellen 

and fellow female legal pioneer Emma Gillett offered a series 
of part-time courses to three women students in Mussey's 
District of Columbia law office. When their students applied 
for admission to established local law schools to complete their 
education but were rejected, Mussey and Gillett founded the 
Washington College of Law in 1898. Ellen held the post of dean 
of the college until 1914, a tenure that was followed by that 
of five other women deans. In 1947, the school was accepted 
for membership in the Association of American Law Schools 
(AALS), and in 1949, it became affiliated with American 

Ellen Mussey was a member of the District of Columbia 
Board of Education for six years, three of them as vice 
president. Her work led to the first appropriation for a public 
kindergarten in the District of Columbia. She founded the 
Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia and was 
elected as its first president. Further, she worked to secure the 
passage of bills giving to mothers and fathers the same right 
to their children, and giving to married women the right to 
engage in business and to control their own earnings. 

Ellen Mussey ultimately grew into a role as social reformer, 
supporter of the women's suffrage movement, and like husband 
R.D. Mussey, distinguished lawyer and educator. W 

Ellen spencer Mussey co-founded the 
Washington College of Law in 1918. 

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What defines a sports dynasty? Several championships in a row? 

Total domination over one's opponents? Success in multiple years, 

with different players, and increasingly high expectations? 

Though it'S a Subjective term, few will argue that the Class 
of 201 1 will graduate as the most successful girls hockey team in the history 
of the Academy, and the school's first sports dynasty by anyone's definition. 

It all started rather quietly, though the trappings of success were in place 
from the start. In the late fall of 2007, head coach Babe Ceglarski, a former 
hockey standout at Middlebury College, perused his roster and saw the names 
of four freshmen who would forever change the Govs program: Jill Conway, 
a multi-sport star who nearly attended rival Brooks; Alanna McDonough, 
a gifted athlete and, like Conway, a native of Andover, MA; Kate Leary, a 
scrappy playmaker from Seabrook, New Hampshire by way of Boxford, MA; 
and North Reading, MA native Alex Carpenter, the daughter of NHL Hall 
of Famer Bobby Carpenter who was quickly becoming her family's second 
"can't miss kid." Madison Schneider from Fort Myers, FL would join the 
group as a junior, adding depth to the Governor's squad as a forward with a 
good head for the game. 

"I was aware that I was getting a few gifted players who knew their way 
around the ice and could put the puck in the net," said Ceglarski. "I did not 
imagine that they would have such an impact on our program, especially 
during the first two years that they played at this level. I felt it might take them 
awhile to mature, but early on in the first season you could see that they loved 
to compete and when the postseason came around, anything can happen." 

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And anything did. The team won the New England 
Division II Championship in that first year and never looked 
back. "Each one of the players has her own story to tell, but my 
favorite championship might be the first one," said Ceglarski. "I 
don't believe anyone expected us to win, especially because we 
lost to several of the teams ranked above us during the regular 
season. We played with three defensemen, seven forwards and 
two goalies all season, and several of the players were pretty 
sick and yet they were undaunted by the challenge. We beat a 
very good and very experienced Middlesex 


team who I believe had eight seniors on their roster." 

Coincidentally, four of the five (Madison not arriving until 
junior year) also choose the first title as the one that meant 
the most to them. "The first one was the best, definitely," said 
Carpenter while her teammates nodded in unison. "It was 
great to be able to bring the first championship banner (in girls 
hockey) to Governor's." 

Schneider chose the last because it "allowed them to go out 
as winners." Playing with a gigantic target on their collective 
backs during the 2010-2011 season was hard, but Ceglarski 
praised the squad for "handling the pressure with style and 
class." As the team watched the final seconds tick down in a 5-2 
victory over The Rivers School in the championship game, their 
faces were a mix of relief and jubilation. They swamped goalie 
Conway, saluted the large group of proud parents, alumni and 
friends in the stands, and raised four fingers, signifying four 
titles in as many tries. 

The Class of 2011 amassed a gaudy 82-16-2 overall record, 
including a 34-11-2 record in the ISL. They scored 545 goals 
and added 756 assists for 1,301 points, with the potent line 
of Leary, Carpenter and McDonough scoring 472 of those 
goals, and netting 535 of those assists for 1,007 of those 
points. Carpenter graduated as the all-time leading scorer in 
Massachusetts with 237 goals, 181 assists and 418 points. 

Off the ice, or on other fields, the quintet was just as 
formidable. They were honor roll students, class officers and 
Commencement Weekend speakers, and excelled at art, music 
and photography. Conway (field hockey), McDonough (cross 
country), Leary (field hockey) and Carpenter (softball) won 
New England titles in other sports. McDonough is a very 
talented runner who will take her talents to Deerfield Academy 
for a post-graduate year before enrolling in college. Conway 
is headed to Bates College where she will play field hockey; 
Schneider will attend the College of the Holy Cross; and Leary 
and Carpenter will enroll at Boston College and compete for 
the Eagles, who recently advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four. 

It would be easy to look at all that talent and assume that 
they should have won. But this team worked very hard for 
everything they achieved. "We had great team chemistry and 
we really enjoyed playing together as a team," said Conway. 
Leary attributed the success to balance. "We had equal parts 
work and equal parts fun." 

For this headline-grabbing team, this sense of fun may have 
been the one thing that no one knew about. "I am not too 
sure that anyone really knows what type of pranksters these 
girls were as they were very quiet in their appearance around 
campus," said Ceglarski. "By the end of the season, our locker 
room had several sets of Christmas lights, four or five potted 
plants, pictures from Hockey Night in Boston scattered around 
the room, and a handsome inflatable man who visited for a 
short time in the middle of the year. All of these additions were 
gathered from around campus and the team loved the fact that 
no one noticed." 

This team unnoticed? Hardly. 


Spring 2011 



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Clifford Henry Sinnett '38 Clifford 
Henry Sinnett, 91, died peacefully on 
Nov. 15, 2010, surrounded by family at 
the Maine Medical Center. Born on April 
4, 1919, in Portland, he was the son of 
Ervin Clifford Sinnett and Elizabeth Frances 
Chandler Sinnett. Mr. Sinnett graduated in 
1937 from Deering High School, Portland; 
attended Governor Dummer Academy, 
South Byfield, Mass., and the Wharton 
School of Finance at the University of 
Pennsylvania; and graduated from the 
University of Maine at Orono in 1943, 
where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi 
fraternity. On Jan. 29, 1 944, in Norfolk, Va., 
he married the love of his life, Charlotte 
Mae Gifford of Bangor. They celebrated 66 
years of marriage. 

Mr. Sinnett enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 
January 1942 and was deferred in order 
to graduate from college before being 
commissioned an Ensign in December 
1943. After amphibious naval training, he 
was assigned to the USS LST 530 in New 
York City. He was an active participant 
at Gold Beach on D-Day, where he and 
his crew were dropped to use their 
landing craft. Later he and the crews he 
commanded, together with their landing 
craft, were trailered overland to Belgium, 
where he participated in the crossing of 
the Rhine River. He received battle stars 
for the D-Day landing, the Battle of the 
Bulge, the Ardennes, and the crossing of 
the Rhine. He finished his WWII duty in 
Seattle, and then joined the Naval Reserve. 
During the Korean War he was called back 
to duty and was stationed on Yodo Island 
in Wonsan Harbor-60 miles north of the 
bomb line. He completed his duties on the 
Intelligence desk of the Commander Naval 
Forces Far East in Japan. He retired as a 
Lieutenant Commander. Mr. Sinnett was in 
the investment business all his civilian life. 
He started in 1939 with Charles H. Gilman 
& Co., rising to become owner before the 
firm merged with H. M. Payson & Co. in 
1974. At one time he was president of 
the Maine Investment Dealers Association 
and for three years was on the Business 
Conduct Committee of the National 

Association of Security Dealers. He was on 
the Board of Trustees for the Osteopathic 
Hospital of Maine for 25 years; was a 
former president and life member of the 
Maine State Society for the Protection 
of Animals; was a life member of the 
Maine Charitable Mechanics Association, 
the Harpswell Historical Society, the 
Retired Officers Association, and the 
Naval Intelligence Professionals; and was 
a member of the USS LST Association. 
Mr. Sinnett was proud of his Bailey 
Island ancestry. His father, Ervin Clifford 
Sinnett, was one of the first to cross the 
original Bailey Island Cribstone Bridge. His 
grandfather, E. E. Sinnett, ran the general 
store and post office and petitioned the 
state to build the original cribstone bridge. 
His great-grandfather, Captain William 
Henry Sinnett (Capt'n Hen) and his wife 
Joanna gave the walkway passing Giant 
Stairs and Pinnacle Rock to the town 100 
years ago, in 1 91 0. He and his wife enjoyed 
traveling, especially to Rincon, Puerto Rico. 
Surviving are his wife Charlotte of Portland 
and Bailey Island; three sons, Jay and his 
wife Pam of Greenville, S.C., Everett and 
his wife Rachel of Rockville, MD, Chandler 
and his wife Kathie of Falmouth; and six 
grandchildren, Julia TenBroeck and her 
husband Scott of Charlotte, N.C., Henry of 
Rochester, NH, Gregory and wife Marilyn of 
Westbrook, Daniel and wife Helen of Palo 
Alto, CA, Carolyn of Rockville, MD, and 
David and wife Sara of Windham. He was 
the great-grandfather of Corrin TenBroeck. 

William Kirkpatrick '42 William B. 
Kirkpatrick, 86, of Cumberland Foreside, 
died on Sept. 30, 2010, at Gosnell 
Memorial Hospice House, Scarborough 
after a four-year battle with cancer, with 
which he lived with courage and grace. Mr. 
Kirkpatrick is survived by his loving wife of 
36 years and childhood friend, Sally Means 
Kirkpatrick. Mr. Kirkpatrick was born on 
Feb. 17, 1924, in Newton Highlands, 
Mass., to Donald Kirkpatrick and Marjorie 
Bradford Kirkpatrick, who died in childbirth. 
He and his older brother Donald were 
raised by their auntie, Alice L. Bradford, 

in Portland. Mr. Kirkpatrick attended the 
Portland public schools (McLellan, Butler, 
and Deering High) from 1 929 to 1 939, and 
Governor Dummer Academy, in S. Byfield, 
MA, from which he graduated in 1 942. Mr. 
Kirkpatrick attended Williams College for 
a year, joining the DKE fraternity, before 
enlisting in the U.S. Army, 8th Army Air 
Force, 388th Bomb Group, in which he 
served from 1 943 to 1 945, as a T/Sgt., Radio 
Operator, and B-17 Gunner. Based in Bury 
St. Edmonds, England, he flew 33 combat 
missions over Germany, which earned him 
the coveted 8th Air Force's membership in 
the Lucky Bastards Club and the Air Medal 
with four oak leaf clusters. He received an 
Honorable Discharge in September, 1945. 
After the war, Mr. Kirkpatrick attended 
Bowdoin College, earning his B.S. in 
Economics in 1948. 

In 1951 Mr. Kirkpatrick married Priscilla 
P. Gay of Cape Elizabeth, and had three 
children, Martha, Alice and Timothy. Mr. 
Kirkpatrick was employed by the Canal 
National Bank from 1948 to 1976, starting 
as a bank teller and eventually serving as 
Executive Vice President, Senior Lending 
Officer, and Director of the Bank, Holding 
Co. & Mortgage Co. He attended the 
Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers 
University in 1960. From 1976 until his 
retirement in 1989, Mr. Kirkpatrick was the 
Senior Vice President, Senior Commercial 
Loan Officer for the Maine National Bank. 
For Mr. Kirkpatrick, banking was a noble 
profession that served to build a vibrant and 
healthy community. He was proud of the 
role he played in helping new businesses 
become successful enterprises, many of 
which are thriving today. He mentored 
numerous younger bankers during his 
career, and was highly regarded for his wise 
counsel, integrity and sound judgment. 
In addition to his professional career, he 
served on the boards of many community 
and nonprofit organizations, including: 
the Greater Portland Public Development 
Commission and the Portland Zoning Board 
of Appeals from the early 1 960's until 1 972, 
serving as chairman for both organizations; 
the New England Council for Economic 



Development; and as Director and President 
of the Greater Portland Credit Bureau. He 
served on the Prudential Committee of State 
Street Church in Portland; was a Trustee of 
the Portland Symphony Orchestra, and a 
Trustee and Treasurer of Waynflete School. 
He served on the Board of Directors of the 
Maine Savings & Loan Assoc, C.H. Robinson 
Paper Co., Laverdiere's Super Drug Stores, 
and the Maine Charitable Mechanics Assoc. 
Mr. Kirkpatrick was a longtime member of the 
Cumberland Club, serving as president from 
1986 to 1988. During his career, he could 
often be found at the Club enjoying his many 
professional and personal friendships over 
lunch. He was also a longtime member of the 
Portland Country Club. In 1974 he married 
Sally Means Ives and became stepfather to 
her three children, Rollin, Sally and Sydney. 
Skiing and grand opera were two of Kirk's 
greatest joys, and he enjoyed sharing these 
passions with his family and friends. He 
loved spending weekends at his ski chalet 
at Sugarloaf, 'Auntie's Acres,' which he 
built in 1967. He was a proud member of 
Sugarloaf's 70+ ski club, skiing into his early 
80s. His early skiing buddies will remember 
him riding the t-bar with his daughters, 
singing favorite opera arias. Tennis, golf, 
bridge, and taking family and friends out 
on his boat to explore the islands of Casco 
Bay were also favorite past-times. He loved 
to travel, particularly to European cities, and 
had an active curiosity about culture, history 
and the arts. Most of all, he loved spending 
time with his family. He will be remembered 
for his courteousness, common sense, his 
ready sense of humor and the way he found 
joy in daily life. Mr. Kirkpatrick is survived 
by his wife Sally; his daughters, The Rev. 
Martha G. Kirkpatrick of Lincolnville, and 
Alice B. Kirkpatrick and husband Richard 
Connelly of Pownal; his stepchildren, H. 
Rollin Ives and wife Lynda of Sacramento, 
Calif., Sally I. Decatur and husband Kenneth 
of South Portland, and Sydney Ives and 
husband Samuel Merrill of Cumberland 
Foreside; eight step grandchildren; four step 
great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Dorothy 
Kirkpatrick; several nieces and nephews; 
and Bonnie Bean and Tim's special family 
of Lincoln. He was predeceased by his son, 
Timothy; brother, Donald 'Tarn' B. Kirkpatrick; 
half-brother, George S. Kirkpatrick; and step- 
brother, Robert S. Patton. Mr. Kirkpatrick 
and his family wish to express their deep 

gratitude for the wonderful care he received 
from the nurses, doctors and other care 
providers of the Maine Center for Cancer 
Medicine, the Gosnell House and Hospice of 
Southern Maine. 

Wallace Bolton '44 Wallace L. Bolton, 
age 84, of Palm City, Fla., died on Friday, 
June 5, 2010 at Treasure Coast Hospice 
in Stuart. Mr. Bolton was born Aug. 10, 
1925 in Lawrence, to William W. and Ethel 
G. Bolton. He is a graduate of Governor 
Dummer Academy, and Brown University 
in Providence, R.I., Class of 1950. He 
became a resident of Palm City, Fla., in 
1991, coming from Andover. Prior to his 
retirement, Mr. Bolton was the Vice President 
of manufacturing, then President of Bolton- 
Emerson, a paper machinery manufacturer 
located in Lawrence. He was a proud World 
War II veteran that served as a Corporal in 
the U.S. Army under General Patton. Wallace 
was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. in North 
Andover, and a former member of the North 
Andover Country Club. Wallace is survived 
by his wife of 62 years, Barbara Dean Bolton,; 
daughters, Susan G. Bolton of Charlestown, 
and Elizabeth B. St. Germain of Cape 
Elizabeth, Maine; son, William W. Bolton II 
Hancock, N.H.; and five grandchildren. He 
was preceded in death by his brother, John 
G. Bolton; and his sisters, Harriet B. Allen and 
Ethel Ann Henderson. 

Richard Hinners '45 Richard 
Caswell Hinners passed away on April 
28, 2010. Richard was born and raised 
in Massachusetts. He attended Harvard 
University, served as a medic in the US Army 
Air Force, and went on to complete a PhD in 
Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He 
taught at Manhattan College in New York, 
Loyola University in Chicago, and Loyola 
College, later part of Concordia University, 
in Montreal. Counterbalancing his interest 
in philosophy was a life-long love of farming 
and the land. In 1974 he left the academic 
world and moved with his family to South 
Brook, Cumberland County, where he and 
his wife Barbara Jack operated a mixed farm 
centered around a small herd of his beloved 
Jersey cows. He never regretted leaving 
academic life but he continued to think and 
write about philosophy off and on until he 
died. In later years, his attachment to the 
farm was so great that he refused to travel 

anywhere more than a day's drive from home. 
Richard is survived by his brother, David, 
Bangor, Maine; wife Barbara Jack of South 
Brook; sons Christopher (Bess McCarty) 
of Austin, Texas and Andrew (Su Morin) of 
River Hebert; daughter Sarah Jack Hinners 
(Chris Pasko) and two grandsons, Phineas 
and Jasper Pasko of Boulder, Colorado; and 
former wife, Victoria Boyle, Schuyler, Virginia. 
Beneath a sometimes gruff exterior, Dick was 
an optimist committed to social justice and 
environmental responsibility. He believed a 
better world was possible and he lived his life 
according to his beliefs. 

John Ainsworth Morgan II '48, of 

Holualoa, passed away peacefully, surrounded 
by family and friends, on Washington's San 
Juan Island on July 22. He was 81. Born 
in Los Angeles, John was a well-known 
restaurateur, co-owning with his sister, the 
Cock 'n Bull restaurant in Hollywood. While 
living in Honolulu, he started a fishing school 
and worked at Honolulu Sporting Goods. He 
crafted his own lures and landscaped his yard 
with productive fruit trees, flowers and black 
bamboo. His smile, quick wit, warmth and 
generosity will be missed by all who knew 
him. John is survived by his wife Molly, sister 
Joan (Candy), children Tina, Kelly, Julie and 
Maile, nephew Michael, nieces Linda and 
Katie, 10 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild. 

Clifton George '50 Clifton E. George 
died of leukemia Dec. 19, 2010, surrounded 
by his loving family at the home of his 
daughter, Wendy McKay, in Rye, N.H. He was 
born March 20, 1931, in Haverhill, Mass. He 
is survived by the love of his life, Margaret 
"Mardi" W. Thompson; three daughters, 
Ginny Lee Garland, Wendy H. McKay and her 
husband, Jay McKay, and Diane E. George; 
his brother, Bill George; six grandchildren, 
six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, 
and numerous wonderful friends. Clif lived 
life to the fullest, having many adventures 
based on his love of Maine's Northwoods 
and the seacoasts of Maine, New Hampshire 
and Massachusetts. Before his death, Clif 
told friends and family that he had done 
everything in life he wanted to do. He was 
a graduate of Governor Dummer Academy 
in Massachusetts and attended the University 
of Maine, Orono. His extensive business 
career included 17 years in the life insurance 
business. He was a life member of The Million 



Dollar Roundtable. He was the founding 
partner of Cedardale Indoor Tennis and 
Racquetball and Health Club, Haverhill, 
Mass., where he was president and head 
tennis pro. Clif maintained a lobster license 
for 50 years, both as an avocation and 
commercially in Massachusetts and Maine. 
He also owned and operated Little River 
Lobster Co., East Boothbay, from 1986 to 
1989. In 1979, he purchased six log cabins 
on Tea Pond, in Eustis, where he operated 
sporting camps until 1990. He owned and 
operated Penobscot Lake Lodge from 1990 
to 1995. In 2000, Clif and Mardi purchased 
Pleasant Point Wilderness Camps, south of 
Maine's Baxter State Park, while continuing 
to lobster fish together on Frenchman Bay 
in Hancock. 

Walter G. Staley, Jr. '51 Three-time 
Olympian Walter G. Staley Jr has died 
in Mexico, Missouri, aged 77. Wally, as 
he was known to friends, rode with the 
United States equestrian team in the 1952 
Olympics in Helsinki, where the US squad 
won the bronze medal in the three-day 
event. He also rode for the US in the 1 956 
Games in Stockholm, and captained the 
equestrian team in the Rome Games in 
1960. His highest individual achievement 
was an individual gold medal in the 1955 
Pan American Games in Mexico City. He 
remained an active supporter of the 
US equestrian team and the Olympics 
throughout his life, and carried the torch in 
the Olympic Torch Relay in 1 996 on its way 
to the Atlanta Games. He graduated from 
the University of Missouri-Columbia with a 
Bachelor of Arts in Geology. He continued 
his education with a Bachelor of Science 
in Geological Engineering and a Master of 
Arts in Geology from Washington University 
in St Louis. He later received a Ph.D. in 
Solid State Science from Pennsylvania 
State University. He returned to Mexico, 
Missouri, in 1968 with his family, where he 
was employed at the A. P. Green Company 
until his retirement in 1992. Over the 
course of his 24-year career with the plant, 
he worked as a research mineralogist, raw 
materials manager, research engineer, 
research manager and research consultant. 
He was a long-time member of the First 

Presbyterian Church in Mexico, where he 
had served as both a Deacon and an Elder, 
as well as on many church committees. He 
served on the Geology Development Board 
of the University of Missouri-Columbia, 
the Audrain Humane Society, the Miriam 
Arnold Edmonston Charitable Foundation 
Board, and held positions of president 
and secretary-treasurer while serving on 
the board of the Allen P. and Josephine 
B. Green Foundation. Within the Mexico 
community, he has served as a Cub Scout 
leader, a 4-H leader in horsemanship, and a 
baseball coach for the Khoury League youth 
baseball program. He was a dedicated 
athlete who enjoyed the outdoors, and 
maintained a profound love for animals, 
both as sports partners in the field and 
friendly companions by his chair. He was 
the son of Walter G. Staley and Martha 
Green Staley, of Mexico, and the grandson 
of Allen P. Green and Josephine B. Green, 
also of Mexico. He is survived by numerous 
family members, including his wife of 49 
years, Katherine. 

T. Robley Louttit, Jr. '51 I Robley 
Louttit, Jr. passed away peacefully on 
Sunday, October 31, 2010. Born in 
Providence in 1933, he was the husband 
of Carol Louttit of Barrington for 52 
years and the son of the late T Robley & 
Charlotte Louttit. Mr. Louttit attended 
the Moses Brown School and Governor 
Dummer Academy in Byfield, MA. He 
spent his childhood summers on his 
family's "Hianloland" farm, now the Alton 
Jones Campus of the University of Rhode 
Island. He was a 1955 graduate of Brown 
University. After serving in the Air Force as 
a Strategic Air Command Pilot, Mr. Louttit 
joined The Louttit Corporation, a 3rd 
generation family business begun in 1896 
which was composed of Louttit Laundry, 
Swiss Dry Cleaning, What Cheer Laundry 
and Stork Diaper Service. Following the sale 
of the business in 1984, he became Vice 
President and Partner of The Providence 
Plant Co. and continued his career as 
Vice President of Right Associates until 
his retirement in 1997. Mr. Louttit was 
an active member of many organizations, 
boards and community activities within the 

state including Roger Williams Hospital, 
Old Colony/Newport National Bank, The 
Turk's Head Club, The Providence Boys 
Club, John Hope Settlement House and the 
Alumni Association of Brown University. 
He was a Past President of the Board of 
Trustees for St. Andrew's School, a member 
of the Barrington Town Council, and 
served on many local community boards 
and committees. An avid outdoorsman, 
Mr. Louttit enjoyed fly fishing in Maine 
and a wonderful family summer home 
on Block Island each year. He was the 
consummate "putterer" who could work 
for hours repairing things, gardening or 
volunteering. Besides his wife, he leaves 
Tom Louttit & Pam Brandvik, Jon & Marion 
Louttit and Carolyn & Todd McGarry all 
of Barrington and Drew & Tracy Louttit of 
Malta, NY. He also leaves a sister, Lee Tauck 
of Sanibel Island, FL and was the beloved 
grandfather to 10 grandchildren: Jessica 
and Sarah Louttit, Jonathan and Caroline 
Louttit, Andrew, Adam and Aimee Louttit, 
Nicholas, Robley and Charlotte McGarry. 

Edward J. Kelly '51 Edward J. Kelly, 
Age 77 of Tequesta, FL and Westport, 
CT, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2010 
at the Jupiter Medical Center. Born in 
Newburyport, MA, he had been a winter 
resident of Tequesta for many years. 
Edward was President of National Express 
in Norwalk, CT. He was a member of 
Jonathan's Landing Golf Club and served 
in the US Army. Survivors include his 
wife, Judith I. Kelly; two sons, Richard J. 
Kelly and his wife, Tammy of Westport, 
CT and Edward J. Kelly and his wife, 
Debbie of Easton, CT; three daughters, 
Kathleen Conley and her husband, Bruce 
of Chesapeake, VA, Karen K. Wells of 
Stuart, FL and Eileen Kelly of Roanoke, 
VA; one brother, Peter Kelly and his wife, 
Cherylann of Newburyport, MA; one sister, 
Carolyn Bashaw and her husband, Robert 
of Naples, FL and four grandchildren, 
Johnathan, Christina, Nicole and Jaime. 

Louis Richmond Cheney Piatt '59 

Louis R. C. Piatt, long time Minister of 
Discipleship and Outreach, at West Side Pres. 
Church died Friday, September 24, 2010. 



James R. Houghton '60 James R. 
Houghton, 69, of Cumberland Foreside, died 
on Oct. 4, 2010, at Gosnell House, after a 
long illness. James was born on Sept. 16, 
1941, in Decora, Iowa, the son of Raymond 
Henry Houghton and Mildred Hulsubus 
Houghton. His family moved in 1945 to 
Yarmouth where he attended The Waynflete 
School. He graduated from Governor 
Dummer Academy, afterwards he attended 
Boston University. James lived for 35 years 
in Cambridge, Mass., where he raised his 
family and worked as creative director for 
several advertising agencies creating many 
award winning campaigns. James was an 
accomplished writer and artist as well as an 
avid outdoorsman. He loved to spend time 
on the water. He spent summers on Mt. 
Desert Island where he enjoyed climbing 
the mountains in Acadia National Park. 
James is survived by his sons, Brock and 
Nick; granddaughter Nina who reside in Los 
Angeles, Calif.; as well as his former wife, 
Pauline Brock; his friend and caretaker, Cecily 
Russell of Cumberland Foreside; his mother, 
Mildred of Yarmouth; his brother Stephen 
of New York; and four nieces and nephews. 
The family wishes to thank the staff of the 
Gosnell Hospice for their good care of Mr. 
Houghton in his final days. 

Robert P. Ingalls '63 Robert P. ingalls 
of Troy, died on Friday, November 12, 2010, 
of multiple myeloma. Born in Swampscott, 
Mass., Bob was the son of Sarah P. Ingalls and 
the late Robert U. Ingalls. He was a graduate 
of Williams College and the University of 
Connecticut, from which he received a PhD 
in Psychology. Bob was the author of Mental 
Retardation: The Changing Outlook, which 
was translated into numerous languages. 
Bob taught psychology at California State 
University at Chico and at Russell Sage 
College before joining the NYS Council on 
Children and Families. Bob's interests then 
turned to computer science and he earned an 
MS in Computer Science from RPI, ultimately 
becoming the executive officer of the 
Computer Science Department at RPI, where 
he also taught computer science courses. 
Bob had a lifelong interest in natural history 
and was an accomplished field botanist, and 
an observer and advocate for the ecology of 
Rensselaer County. He served as a member 
and officer of the Rensselaer Land Trust 
and acted as a steward for the Nature 
Conservancy. Bob's interests were many and 

diverse and his enthusiasm engaged all who 
knew him. In addition to his mother, Bob is 
survived by his wife, Naomi, and his sisters, 
Faith Ingalls (Samuel Lloyd) of Jacksonville, 
Fla., and Libby Ingalls of San Francisco, Calif. 
He is also survived by a nephew, nieces, and 
a grand- nephew. 

Thomson Ray Gregg '64 Thomson 
"Tom" Ray Gregg, 63, died peacefully April 
18, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 41 
years, Kristen Van Swall Gregg; his children, 
Christopher Hawley Gregg of Charlottesville 
and Dr. Victoria Jenney Gregg Kuester of 
Richmond; his grandchildren, Micah and 
Caleb Kuester; his father, W.E. "Ned" Gregg 
of Kilmarnock; his brother W.E. "Ted" Gregg 
of Chantilly; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois 
Jenney Gregg. He was a real estate broker 
in Williamsburg. He served his country in the 
Navy during the Vietnam War. He graduated 
from Syracuse University in business in 1971. 
He was a devoted husband, father, and 
grandfather. He also was a regular blood 
donor for the Red Cross, having donated 17 
gallons. He was an avid golfer, and a sailor 
on Skaneateles Lake in New York and on the 
Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. 

Paul A. Covey '68 Mr. Paul A. Covey, 
60, died peacefully on Friday March 4, 201 1 
at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Paul 
was born in Stamford, Conn, to Laird and 
Marion Covey. Paul attended the University 
of Oregon and received his graduate degree 
from the University of Colorado, where he 
met his wife. He worked for many years in the 
Computer Center at Binghamton University 
in New York, and most recently with the 
tool department at Lowe's Home Center. 
He loved to travel and enjoyed following 
Yankees baseball. He was a member of Trinity 
Memorial Episcopal Church in Binghamton, 
N.Y and St. Paul's Episcopal Church in 
Greenville, NC. He was preceded in death 
by his parents. Surviving are his wife, Burrell 
Covey; son, Clifton Covey; and daughter, 
Laura Covey, both of Philadelphia, Pa. 

James T. Winslow '70 James Winslow 
died peacefully at home on Wednesday, 
November 1 7, 201 in Rockville, MD. Beloved 
husband of Katharine Egan; father of Sean 
M. Winslow and Katherine E. Winslow; son 
of Mimi Winslow of Redmond, OR; brother 
of Michael Cave of Wilmot, NH and Sandra 

Seeley of Redmond, OR. Dr. Winslow was 
the head of the Non-Human Primate Core, 
Intramural Research Program at the National 
Institute of Mental Health, NIH. 

Albert "AI"T. Finn, Jr. Former Faculty 
1979-1996, English Department 

Al Finn, of Strafford, passed away 
suddenly Feb. 24, 2011. He was born in 
Boston, Mass., and grew up in Milton. He 
graduated from Milton Academy, Dartmouth 
College and received his master's degree 
from the University of Michigan. He was a 
teacher at the Nichols School in Buffalo, 
N.Y. and Governor Dummer Academy in 
Byfield, Mass. until he moved permanently 
to Strafford around 1993. He then taught at 
the Blue Mountain School and most recently 
he was an English teacher at Oxbow High 
School. Al loved his hometown of Strafford 
and served as president of the Strafford 
Cemetery Association. He was a member of 
the Strafford Historical Society and an active 
member of the 250th Anniversary committee. 
He was a member of the Tunbridge Church 
where he sang in the choir and served on 
the Parish Council for many years. Al was 
the son of the late Albert Finn and Jeraldine 
(Burke) Finn both of Milton, Mass., and is 
survived by his sister, Jeri (Finn) Benevides 
of Walpole, Mass.; his brother-in-law, Jim 
Benevides; his nephew Chris Benevides and 
his wife Courtney of Cheshire, Conn.; and 
nieces, Amanda and Joanna Benevides both 
of Boston. He was the great uncle of Riley 

Martha "Marty" Sperry, wife of Bill 
Sperry Former Faculty 1957-1992, History 

Beloved wife and mother, Marty was 
born in Exeter, NH on March 14, 1930 and 
died on January 30, 2011. Educated at 
Robinson Female Seminary and University of 
New Hampshire (BS), she trained for medical 
technology at Mary Hitchcock Hospital, 
served at several hospitals in hematology 
and did cancer research for Harvard Public 
Health before giving up the medical field to 
become a homemaker. She is survived by her 
husband, Bill; two children, Steve Sperry and 
Anna S. Vajda; her sister and brother-inlaw; a 
niece and two grandchildren, Jack and Drew 








The lasting impact of the faculty, the friendships 
that continue to this day, the education, and the 
memories were the motivating forces behind our 
decision to include the Academy in our wills. The 
legacy that we will leave for the Academy, though, 
still cannot match the legacy it has given us. . 

- Matt Prunier '94 and Nicole Abdulla Prunier '94 

Giving Options: 

Bequests: Include The Governor's Academy in a 
will when it's drafted or updated, or add a codicil, 
an inexpensive amendment to an existing will. 

Beneficiary Designations: Name the Academy as a 
partial or whole beneficiary of a retirement plan or 
a life insurance policy 

Charitable Gift Annuity: Help the Academy and 
receive fixed guaranteed payments for life. And 
enjoy tax savings, too. 

For more information or to discuss the opportunities of planned giving, contact Martha Delay, Planned Giving 
Advisor, at 978-499-3173 or 


Pre 1 943 

Dionne Kelly 

John English '28 reports "At my age, 
there is nothing very exciting to write about, 
but I do understand the problems of alumni 
offices so I can tell I am continuing to live 
comfortably in a retirement condo on Cape 
Cod and to get around reasonably well. I 
am not, however, making much trouble for 
anyone!" Ted Bergmann '37 writes "I 
broke '90' and we have 13 grandchildren 
and 2 great-grandchildren." Charles E. 
Hewitt '39 relates "At age 69, many years 
ago, I finally gave up tennis and decided to 
take up golf. At age 91, still trying to learn 
how to play the game. At this stage, my drives 
are getting shorter and gross score is much 
higher! However, I continue to enjoy playing. 
I am enjoying retirement in Lancaster, PA 
at Willow Valley Retirement Communities. 
Would welcome a visit or call from any 
classmates should they be in the area." Bob 
Schumann '40 notes "I am a full time 
resident of Madison, CT, with my wife, 
Marilyn. My son David '74 lives in nearby 
Killingworth and is keeping a watchful eye 
on his old man. We have a condo in Delray 
Beach, FL, but use it only February through 
April. We also have a spot in an assisted living 
home, Essex Meadows, in Essex, CT but 
haven't moved in as yet. It's always great to 
visit with Peter Bragdon and Marty Doggett." 
David Solomon '40 says "Ronnie 
and I have moved to a Continuing Care 
Retirement Community in Thousand Oaks, 
CA. For the first time in 87 years, we are 
being taken care of — we hardly need to lift a 
finger. No more work. Full retirement. What 
a change!" Howard F. Stirn '41 writes 
"I have written the "Stirn Family History" 
back to 1430 — copy in Amherst College 
Library. Also wrote my WWII experiences 
with many photos my family has. Partially 
responsible for the Mystic Aquarium and 
The Aquarium of Niagara Falls. Bob Ballard 
is on our team, or vice versa (?). Still spend 
summers in Jackson Hole, WY at our guest 
ranch, R lazy S (son taking over). Just moved 
3 weeks ago to present address... smaller 
house in a retirement community. Wife had 
stroke 6-8 years ago — was getting along fine 
until we were broadsided by smaller car — 
set her back but she's a fighter!! I owe a lot 

to GDA and "Buster" Navins, etc!!" Bob 
Harris '42 reports "Writing a story for 
kids about me and a friend when we were 
kids called "Huck and Me." Other than that, 
plus reviewing older yacht designs I did, all is 
copasetic." Tom Fenn '42 called in to the 
Alumni Office from warm Arizona (during 
yet another Byfield snowstorm). He sounded 
well but, sadly, he reports that his wife of 66 
years is in rapidly failing health. Our hearts 
go out to Tom and his family during this 
difficult time. 


Benjamin B. Brewster 

88 Warren Avenue 

Plymouth, MA 02360-2428 


If the replies become any slimmer, 
this report will become a work of fiction, and 
I never did well in Uncle Tom's class. We find 
that Bob Morrell has thrown in the towel 
after 62 years. He and Nan are enjoying the 
change and the beaches in Hawaii. Ben 
Mann is now a resident at Bright View 
in Danvers and loves the no shoveling, no 
mowing way to live. He runs into Bob 

Tannebring in Beverly and sees A I Wyer 

from Wolfeboro. The Ben BrewsterSare 
still shoveling and mowing, but not as fast as 
we once were. There are about 25 of our class 
still looking at the grass from the green side. 
I would really enjoy hearing from the silent 
20 and your classmates would, too. While 
you are sitting there with your hot-buttered 
rum or gin and tonic, depending on the 
season, drop me a line and I'll make you a 
star in the next Archon. 



Steven Kauffman 

3004 Larkspur Run 

Williamsburg, VA 2318503765 



My, 1944 seems to be a long time ago. 
There was a war on. Our country seems 
to keep doing that. Macho Country. Sad 
news first. Wally Bolton's wife reports 
he passed away June 5th last year. (Pray for 
him.) Aside from complimentary remarks 
about your secretary's work, Jim Waugh 
says he is delighted that Marty is going to stay 
on at the Academy. Gordon Hoyt had two 
spinal taps to drain fluid from his brain. He 
said he thought you men would get a chuckle 
out of that. (Water on the brain is called 
Hydrocephalus. Read about it on Google. It 
can be serious.) Jack We 1 1 man is happy 
to be a well man after having his aortic valve 
replaced. He says he has been blessed. In 
September he was told he would have to have 
the valve replaced within six months, "no 
hurry." He opted to do it immediately. It was 
done September 21st. The surgeon told him 
he was lucky to have made the decision to do 
it ASAP as he would not have made it waiting 
six months. He says vesper services at GDA 
meant a lot and he always trusted in God. 
"Proof of the pudding is in the eating! At 86 
1/2 1 feel great and have a lot to do!" When 
it warms up he'll be playing golf three times 
a week. (SKK comment: And shooting his 

age again!) John R. "Pinky" Whitney 

last summer had the distinction of being 
present at his granddaughter's wedding 

(Catherine Whitney '01 ). He watched 
his son, John Randall Whitney '70, 

lead her to the altar in Camden, Maine. 
"What a wonderful sight and good time we all 
had." Pinky also says, "With all due respect to 
'The Governor's Academy,' I'm old fashioned 
- with memories of Howard J. Navins and 
Mac Murphy - wonderful masters at the 
'Old Academy!!!'" Alan Welch wrote: All 
is well. Living in Florida, (Coconut Creek). I 
have three grandchildren, all boys, all young 
and restless. Weather is beautiful; starting to 
get hot into the low 80s now-a-days. Hope to 
talk to you all soon. Frank Skirball says he 
is going to be 84 years old on April 12th this 

year and he's reasonably healthy. He wears 
hearing aids in both ears, has had part of a 
brain tumor removed, he has arthritis in his 
left leg, which affects his walking. After three 
miles he has to stop for a few hours. (My 
comment: Holy Cow!) He's been living in 
Tulsa, Oklahoma since the mid- 70s and loves 
living there. He appreciates our (editorial we) 
efforts to keep him in touch with the rest of 
you. He asked what the initials are of The 
Governor's Academy, TGA or GA. (We don't 
know, but Georgia it ain't!) As far as yours 
truly is concerned, nothing has changed. I 
did get new hearing aids and paid $1,000 
for them instead of $4,000, because I got 
them at Langley Air Force Base; I'm a retired 
naval officer and do have some nice perks. 
I'm VP of the Residents Board of Directors 
of our CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement 
Community) here in Williamsburg. I write 
thought provoking letters to our local rag, the 
Virginia Gazette. When people ask how I'm 
feeling, I reply, "So far so good!" Be sure to get 
out and get your exercise. . .take a look at this 
informative website: 
And, as Forest Gump said, "That's all I have 
to say about that." Except, I do appreciate the 
efforts of those of you who write. I wish the 
rest of you would do the same. 



Warren Furth writes in "As a member 
of the International Map Collectors Society, 
I attended a symposium of the society in 
London, England, and with other members 
were able to view the Queen's map collection 
in Windsor Castle. We were hoping that the 
Queen would invite us to a cup of tea — but it 
didn't happen. She wasn't even at Windsor!" 




John F. Kimball 

41 Johnson Road 

Falmouth, ME 04105-1408 

Bill Silver reports "The good news is 
that nothing has changed! I did have an eye 
operation for glaucoma but I am back on the 
tennis court again, three days a week, and the 
vision is great. Three grandkids in college at 
Columbia, Tufts and Johns Hopkins. Hope 
you all saw my son Jeffrey's latest production 

Norman G. Brown 

43 Hearthside Road 

Standish, ME 04084-5259 


I received a Class Note fromDanaMayo 
last September, but it arrived too late for the 
fall edition of the Archon. This was a blessing 
in disguise, as you will see. In his cover letter, 
Dana writes: "As you can tell from the enclosed 
correspondence, Barry Mills, President of 
Bowdoin (College) gave the commencement 
address at GDA last spring. The news of 
the event slowly trickled down in my mind 
and eventually gave rise to the enclosed 
letter which I sent to Barry a few weeks ago 
which gave rise to a pleasant response from 
Barry and just now brought to mind that it 
might have potential (in abbreviated form) 
for an Archon contribution for our class. It 
probably will not arrive in time for the Fall 
edition, but it might make for interesting 
reading in the spring, just prior to the 2011 
commencement. It is a bit wordy so feel free 
to do as much pruning as you like. It will not 
hurt my feelings." Well, I found Dana's letters 
so concise and interesting that I have not 
done any pruning other than some personal 
remarks. Dana wrote to President Mills: 
"Hi Barry: As you have just sent the 2010 
graduates of The Governor's Academy on 
their way, I thought you might be interested 
to learn that Governor Dummer Academy (I 
still can't come to use its present name) and 
Bowdoin College have a long-standing and 
interesting relationship in chemistry. On 
doing a little historical digging, I have found 
that Parker Cleaveland, who as we both know, 
was the first professor of mathematics and 
natural philosophy at the College (appointed 
1802) and who eventually became its first 
professor of chemistry and mineralogy was 
born in Byfield, Massachusetts. He prepared 
for Harvard at 'old Dummer academy', 
graduating in 1795 (in fact, I have seen 
his signature on the Academy's registrar). 
While at Bowdoin, Cleaveland published a 

text on mineralogy that gained worldwide 
acceptance and greatly enhanced the College's 
reputation in scientific education. As a result 
of his publication and his reputation as a 
stellar lecturer, Cleaveland had numerous 
opportunities to leave Brunswick but he 
always opted to remain at Bowdoin that was 
his first and only academic appointment. I 
was surprised to find, while pursuing some 
Mayo family genealogy studies that, in fact, I 
am distantly, but clearly related to Cleaveland 
as a fourth cousin, fourth removed. Perhaps 
even more interesting, however, is that I am 
also a graduate ('47 as was son Chapman S. 
Mayo '82) of the Academy and appointed 
a Professor of Chemistry at Bowdoin, as my 
first, and as it turns out, my only academic 
appointment (I also have had several options 
to leave Brunswick over the forty-five years of 
my appointment). The parallel continues, as 
I also published a scientific text that brought 
national scientific notoriety to the College 
and which resulted in my being a co-recipient 
of the Bowdoin Prize. Thus, GDA graduates 
have made significant academic contributions 
to the College during a period spanning just 
over two-hundred years (1805-2007). A 
point you might want to mention if you are 
ever enticed to make a return visit to South 
Byfield. Best regards, Dana." As a postscript 
to the first cover letter, Dana adds: "For your 
info, the Bowdoin Prize is the highest award 
the College gives and is awarded only once 
every five years. My colleague Sam Butcher 
(one of my co-authors) and I have been the 
only Bowdoin faculty to receive this award 
in its history which puts us in the Cleaveland 
camp." Many thanks, Dana, for all the history 
and belated congratulations on the Bowdoin 
Prize. Well done! 

I received this warm note from Herbert 
Hoffmann, for which I thank you, Herb: 
"Dear Norman, How are you doing? I 
happened, as though by accident, to pull 
the Milestone of 1947 out of my bookcase 
earlier in the day and was reminded of 
happy younger days with you and various 
dear classmates. How is your health? Mine 
is good but for the usual aches and pains 
to be expected at our age. The most serious 

Danny Hall '47 lacing up for the next game! 


Jim Knott '47 and his "Mosquito Zapper' 


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36 Spring 2011 



calamity this year was the sudden collapse of 
our barn roof in a snowstorm just a month 
ago. Very fortunately I wasn't under it! So 
... Happy New Year, dear Norman, and may 
201 1 bring your hopes and wishes to fruition. 
Herbert". In another email, a few weeks later, 
Herb emailed me the following: "My news 
is that on the occasion of my 80th birthday 
last April friends and colleagues presented 
me with a volume of learned studies in the 
fields of classical studies, archaeology, social 
anthropology, psychology and philosophy. 
It is available for 58 Euro (postage included) 
directly from the publisher franz-rutzen@t- Best wishes, Herbert". Thanks for 
the update, Herb. By the way, did you have 
any animals in the barn when it collapsed? I 
sure hope not! 

I received the following note from Hen ry 
Du n ker. Dunk writes: "Dear Norm: Wanted 
to send you this pictorial story that appeared 
in our regional daily newspaper, The Patriot 
Ledger, featuring Danny Hall, in case he is 
too modest to send it to you. It would have 
been truly a perfect story if it had mentioned 
that Danny had played at GDA (er, GA) 
as a member of its "great class of 1947" (as 
Joe Welch would say), as well as at Colby. 
Although I'll leave the details to a future 
letter, I am in good health, in good spirits 
(the mental kind) and enjoying retirement, 
which is active and fruitful. Most sincerely 
and keep up your great work. Henry Dunker". 
The clipping Dunk sent me was in regards 
to a group of senior hockey players: "The 
Quincy Bald Eagles are a group of 68 skaters 
who strap on the pads Monday, Tuesday 
and Friday mornings at the Quincy Youth 
Arena." (Photo credit: © The Patriot Ledger 
of Quincy, Mass.). I swear Dan and Bill Bailey 
must go to bed with their skates on! Keep it 
up, fellas. 

Kevin Gaffney answered my call for 
news with this email: "Hello Norm, Here is 
my reply to your recent letter: In general, 
everything is going pretty well for Hope 
and me, in spite of our handicaps. We enjoy 
spending as much time as possible with 
family. We have grown grandchildren and 
younger ones (ages 11 and 3). We love our 
visits with them, as young children can be 
very entertaining. Usually, we are going to 
one doctor's appointment after another, but 
we have had a break, recently. We attended 
a family wedding in Brunswick, ME (a pretty 
town), on New Year's Eve. We lucked out 
with decent weather. Now, we are looking 
forward to a family reunion in Orlando, FL 
at the end of February. That should be fun 
for all. We hope that you are doing well, and 
send our best wishes to you and everyone, for 

a happy New Year! Kevin". Thanks, Kev, for 
your response. It's good to hear that you and 
Hope are still able to get around in spite of 
what the doctors do to you! 

Danny Hall's email came in today 
(1/27). Dan writes, "Norm: Just came in from 
shoveling my driveway. Half way through, a 
pickup truck with plow came by. The driver 
asked if I would like him push away the heavy 
snow out by the street. Even though my back 
was beginning to bend, I said "no - that's o.k." 
When he replied that he would not charge 
me, I could not give him a head's up fast 
enough. Nice people here in Duxbury! The 
warmth of my wood stove is wonderful.. It is 
our main source of heat and with my chain 
saw, sledge hammer plus a sharp eye for down 
trees, I haven't bought any wood for ten years. 
My best, Dan". There's something to be said 
for small towns, Danny, where most people 
look out for each other.... like the guy with 
the pickup. Someday I hope to visit the home 
of John Alden, my 9th great grandfather. I 
think I saw a photo of it in grammar school 
which showed a small Cape Cod. Thanks for 
your note, Dan. 

I guess things are looking kind of bleak 
for folks living on Cape Cod. Dave Wilcox 
says: "Shortly off to Naples for 1 month, +/-. 
Cape Cod is dreary in Feb. & March. Norm, 
you are a great Class Sec'y! Enjoyed reading 
notes in last Archon". Well, Dave, I hope you 
and Jane find warmer weather in Naples than 
what we've had in New England. And I also 
appreciate your kind kudos to me. 

Jim Knott writes, "I learned to defeat 
enemies with this kind of howitzer in 1953 in 
boot camp at Fort Sill in Oklahoma." He must 
be gearing up for a heavy mosquito season. It 
might just work, Jim! 


Duncan H. McCallum 

4571 Cameron Circle 

Dexter, Ml 48130-9407 


Bob Hill writes: I can say now as of 
January 20, 201 1 it is official that I am a full 
time resident of the state of Florida. We 
closed on a sale of our home in Naugquateck, 
CT on that date. It is difficult to look back but 
as one knows, "time marches on". So here we 
are. We are located at 5841 Estero Blvd. on Ft. 
Myers Beach, FL 33931. Our phone number 
is 239 463 9705 should anyone be in the area. 
I guess I can say I am experiencing fairly good 
health with my 81st birthday right around 

the corner. Best wishes to fellow classmates. 
George R. King noted that "all is quiet on 
the eastern front". Fritz Freeman advises: 
I was given a Christmas present this last year 
that I would love to lay on all the rest of you 
still around. It sits atop my fireplace in the 
living room. "It is not the years in your life... 
It's the life in your years." 


Manson P. Hall 

349 Whidah Road 

PO Box 328 

North Chatham, MA 02650-0328 


I recendy (Feb. 1st) had an occasion to 
talk with Chet Ham who sent in a reply 
card to tell me that he and his wife Marilyn 
have moved into an independent living home 
in Derry, NH. It was a delightful conversation. 
I dragged out of Chet the following bits of his 
past, and hopefully, I have done justice to his 
interesting life. Chet grew up in Massachusetts 
but has spent 41 years living on a non- 
working farm in Londonderry, NH raising his 
family of three children with Marilyn. After 
graduating from GDA (we can still use those 
letters), Chet attended the Andover-Newton 
Seminary and promptly journeyed out to a 
farming community in South Dakota. There 
he served two parishes performing all the 
many duties that pastors are called upon 
to perform. Chet referred to "hatching, 
matching, patching and dispatching" for the 
leadership and support that he was asked to 
provide. He moved in time to Iowa serving 
two parishes as well, and spent a total of 14 
years in the mid-west before moving back to 
New Hampshire where Marilyn was raised. 
While in the mid-west, Chet served as a 
volunteer in various fire departments, and 
he continued to serve as a volunteer in the 
Londonderry Fire Department for most of 
the 41 years that he lived in Londonderry. 
He often was among the very first responders 
and frequently would drive the fire truck 
to where the emergency was located. Even 
now, he remains active as the chaplain of 
the Londonderry Fire Department. Chet 
has had a number of different occupations 
while living in Londonderry, including the 
insurance business and at one time he served 
as a "boss" of an apple picking crew — as well 
as a substitute pastor for a colleague in need. 
He and Marilyn have 8 grandchildren, all of 
whom are born in different months and under 
different zodiac signs. Now that he has moved 

to an independent living arrangement, Chet 
is basking in the knowledge that leaky roofs, 
water freeze ups and shoveling snow are no 
longer among his life's worries. 

In a desperate attempt to provide more 
class news, you are now about to read a 
tiny bit of "my most fascinating life" ("My" 
being your class secretary). If you had only 
sent in more news, you could certainly have 
avoided the following. After a year in grad 
school, I allowed myself to be drafted in June 
of 1954 (they would surely have caught me 
by September). I trained as a clerk/ typist 
for the Army at Fort Dix and because I was 
so slow in typing, I was sent to Korea. It 
really is true that my army unit had choices 
depending on your typing speed to select 
Governor's Island (in NY Harbor), Germany 
, and England etc. I, of course, was delighted. 
I arrived in Inchon in early January after 
spending two weeks and Christmas on a 
crowded troop ship. Mind you, I was not 
even wearing a single stripe, so they moved 
you up and down and around the deck like 
sheep. However, the war was winding down 
and the corporal who made my assignment 
noticed that I was an Amherst grad (he was 
Wesleyan) and assured me that he would give 
me a good assignment. True to his words, I 
was sent by train (two very cold days and no 
food) to Pusan. It was both bright and warm 
in Pusan, so life was to be survived after all. 
My assignment was to the Neutral Nations 
Inspection Teams. I was to be the secretary to 
the various teams that would move around 
both North and South Korea inspecting 
ports and airfields to see that there was no 
increase in the number of armed weapons or 
men than the peace treaty allowed. And by 
the way, to this day the South Koreans have 
refused to sign that armistice. It was a really 
interesting assignment in as much as I had 
daily contact with the four nations that made 
up each team. The United Nations selected 
the Swiss and Swedes and the Communists 
selected representatives from Czechoslovakia 
and Poland. Each day I was asked to type up 
the team's report after they returned from 
an inspection. I would then take the report 
to be signed by the team leader and it would 
be sent to Panmunjom. I was in Pusan for 16 
months and thoroughly enjoyed my time, 
not only in this job but meeting Korean 
people and being invited into their homes 
(I spent many after work hours providing 
conversational English classes to students and 
high school teachers). I would probably never 
have chosen to go to the Far East (I spent 
time in Japan as well), so I really value my 
time in the Army. I finally received my first 
stripe on my return to the States, but I will 

long remember the young Czechoslovakian 
lieutenant who took the time to introduce me 
to Smetana's "Moldau". While I often went 
to the post library, I met and befriended two 
15 year old Korean students who had part- 
time jobs in the library. Some 50 years later 
I had occasion to return to South Korea and 
meet up with my two friends, both of whom 
had become eminent doctors, one as chief 
surgeon at Seoul University Hospital and the 
other operating his very large clinic in Pusan. 

Rick Tyler sent the following note 
via e-mail (you could too). "Hi Manson: 
I celebrated the big 80 on 1/16/11 and all 
of our family was here for the occasion. 
The highlight was on THE DAY when we 
were all skiing at Park City. Our youngest 
granddaughter has the same day for her 
birthday. Her mother had made up ski bibs 
for all 12 of us and they told what the occasion 
was on the front and our ages on the back. 
Mine was the only truthful one while the 
others said something like, "I am 18 with 22 
years of experience." Then on 1/27/11 I had 
knee replacement surgery! I am doing very 
well and hope to be back on the tennis court 
in May and back skiing next season. I am sure 
many of our class will be celebrating their 
80th this year and I hope you all have as much 
fun as I did." After receiving this note, your 
secretary (working on your behalf, of course) 
e-mailed Rick (I should have picked up the 
phone) and he answered with the following. 
"We leave here (Salt Lake City) 6/1/11 for 
Maine and return 9/15/11. We don't get to 
Florida but spend the summer in Maine. We 
always get together with Ed Veasey and 
Gordon Price a couple of times during the 
time we are there. I play tennis 3-4 times a 
week and a little golf. We belong to The York 
Golf and Tennis Club which is a great facility. 
My knee is doing well as I am two weeks out. 
Hope to be back on the tennis court by May. 
If you ever get up to Maine be sure to call. We 
are in the phonebook." 

Bud Frame sent me a post card with 
some comments on what he was up to, so I 
called him by phone to have him expand a 
bit. We had a longish conversation and this 
is part of what I gleaned. Bud completed 
studies at Rochester University in business 
and then spent time in the Navy. When he left 
the Navy he almost was persuaded by a very 
close friend working at IBM to work there. 
But Bud took the "road less travelled by" and 
that has made all the difference. He joined a 
top class printing company, Case White and 
stayed with them until they were sold. The 
company, specializing in color, was truly a 
high end outfit producing annual reports and 
catalogues for the finest blue chip companies 

and commercial businesses in America. 
During those years, Bud worked in sales 
and helped the company grow ever more 
prosperous. Having done well financially, he 
looked around for a company he might enjoy 
owning and operating. In time, he bought a 
company called Forbes that manufactured 
various vinyl products. Again, Bud propelled 
the company forward and after 14 years they 
grew from a 3 million dollar outfit to 15 
million. Bud commented that in addition 
to playing golf he has been blessed with 
the love for raising money in business. Bud 
did not say so, but I believe in community 
affairs as well. Bud and his wife Peggy have 
three sons, all living in Rochester, and three 
wonderful daughters-in-law. Bud still is very 
much involved with a money manager outfit 
and is a partner in a venture capital firm. All 
of which he is able to work around his golf 
schedule. As you read this, Bud will have 
made his 14th golf trip to Argentina. 

As you read this page, I will have spent 
three days with Ash Eames, Class of '48 
(he did do a PG year with us). I roomed 
with Ash for three years at Amherst and for 
the past eight years we have met with other 
Amherst fraternity brothers and their wives 
to read and discuss books. This year we read 
three: George Friedman's very interesting The 
Next 100 Years, Barbara Kingsolver's Lacuna, 
and Christopher Benfey's The Summer of 
Hummingbirds. This last book centers on 
Emily Dickinson and a number of writers 
and artists that crossed her path. Ash and 
Deborah have a condo in Sarasota and a 
home in Wentworfh, NH. Ash is in tolerable 
health, playing tennis on most sunny days. 


Alan F. Flynn, Jr. 

51 Meghan Lane 

North Kingstown, Rl 02852-4187 


Bill Engs continues to be a tough act 
to follow. He sent material regarding his 
summer activities in Yosemite National Park, 
which arrived too late for the fall edition 
of the Archon. He and a friend began their 
climb in the early morning darkness. Their 
trek took them 8.2 miles and gained 4,800 
feet in elevation as they approached Half 
Dome. At Sub Dome their altitude was over 
8,000 feet and the air thinner. To break the 
monotony, Bill identified bird calls along the 
way. From Sub Dome there were cables on 
either side, which required strength in their 



arms. The high point was 8,842 feet and 
Bill realized that he and his friend were the 
"old guys" as congratulations were offered 
and pictures taken. When they reached the 
bottom, 14 hours had passed since their early 
morning departure. How many of us could 
have kept up with Bill? 

The first card was returned by Dave 
Esty. His words of wisdom were, "Whoever 
said old age sucks was wrong - it is harvest 
time in my life and I'm having a splendid 
time with it." Under class, Dave called us 'the 
most immature Old Guard Class." He expects 
to join us at Ruth Yesair's house for our 61st. 

Dick Patton "talked with Gordon 

Price '49 and he is still a semi-retired 
farmer and skier. This is the last year I plan 
to ski. Forty-six years of great fun and no bad 
crashes. . .time to quit while I'm ahead. Off to 
Falkland Islands and Tierra del Fuego in a few 
weeks. Wanted to go around the Horn". 

Tim Greene has spoken by telephone 
with Willy Nordwind trying to arrange a 
meeting for Tim and me with Willy at a mid- 
point between Albany and Boston between 
blizzards. We've been snowed out twice and 
hope for something better in late March. 

Both Tim and I have talked with Bob 
Goddard several times. He had a great 
time rejoining the Class of '50 at our 60th 
reunion and looks forward to being with us 
for our 61st next June 10th to 12th. He took 
a post graduate year with the Class of '51, as 
did Mark amRhein, but feels closer to the 
Class of '50. His enthusiasm is contagious. 
Ruth Yesair, who had dinner with us last June, 
has invited us to her home on Saturday, June 
11th. You will remember that we met there 
many times when Dave and Ruth hosted us. 
Please let Tim or me know if you plan to 

Sad news came from Mardi Thompson. 
CI if George died on December 19, 2010. 
Actually I learned of Clif 's passing in a call 
from Bob Goddard. 

You have probably heard from Tim that 
our Class of '50 Scholarship recipient Nick 
Sklodowski has chosen to move to a school 
closer to home. Happily, Greg Rooney 
'1 1 has been chosen as Nick's replacement. 
He is a dorm proctor, a captain of the hockey 
team, and a strong student. Tim was at the 
Academy in December and met Greg. Tim 
had a very positive response to our new Class 
of '50 Scholar. 

A card from Don Bishop said, "Polly 
and I are in Eastham on the Cape for the 
winter, Nov. - Mar., then in Brooksville, ME. 
Trying to exchange one of our houses for a 
house in France for a couple of weeks this 
spring. Sailing, gardening, painting, potting, 

tennis, that's our thing these days". 

Bob Dickerman stays in touch by 
sending another quiz in celebration of 
the end of football season. The Red Sox 
have managed plenty of attention by their 
acquisitions during football season and now 
spring training has begun. Bob's latest quiz 
involves nicknames of older players, such as 
Splendid Splinter and Shoeless George. 

I have talked to Charlie Bowenonthe 
phone and he was planning to visit Moose 
Hershey in Savannah. They'll both be 
at Ruth Yesair's house in June. George 
Tulloch is a likely participant and with lots 
of us from within a short drive we should 
have a turnout similar to our 60th. 

Emi has been visiting two uncles in 
Toronto, both of whom are in their mid-90s. 
We're flying to Vancouver next week to be 
with her mid-90s mother. In late April and 
early May, we are on a tour of the Netherlands 
and Belgium to end in Paris. We'll spend time 
in July and August with our children and 
grandchildren here and at Martha's Vineyard. 




Ted H. Barrows, 

41 Ridge Road 
Bristol, Rl 02809-1355 


I think most of our classmates are away 
for the winter, since the response to my plea 
for news was again severely limited! '51 
members can expect pleadings by phone for 
the next Archon! At the least the following 
first time memo from Arthur Fass was 
most welcome: "It is better late than never. I 
have not contacted anyone since I graduated. 
I did return to school in the 1980's to see Mr. 
Mercer and Mr. Murphy for 1 day. I am living 
in Williamsburg, VA. I have been in the seafood 
business over 50 years after graduating from 
UVA. I am still working at 77, five days a week. 
We import seafood from China, Vietnam and 
South America. I have one son who works 
with me, and two daughters (one in New 
York and one in Philadelphia). I now have 
grandchildren from 1 to 18 years old. I come 
to Boston to a seafood convention in March 
every year. I would like to contact someone 
if possible. It has been a long time but I do 
have unforgettable memories of the school. 
Especially Mr. Mercer and Mr. Murphy (I 
lived in his house my first year there). Keep 
in touch." Jim White was brief and to the 
point: "Life is fine. Enjoying retirement." 

Dave Bullock acknowledged receiving 

"the nice card from GDA regarding the 
reunion" and that he had discussed it with 
Fearless Fred (Franzius) and they hoped 
dorm rooms would be available as they were 
last time. (They will). As of this writing 
(February) my wife, Jackie and I are spending 
some time at our condo in Southern Pines, 
North Carolina, both still getting work 
done while enjoying some great golf and 
much nicer weather than up North! We look 
forward to a big turnout for our 60th reunion 
June 10-12,2011 


The snow and winter's wiles seem to be 
having their due effects as Class Notes are 
rather slim this time around 

We had a letter from Franco Uerba in 

Italy to say that he and his family are well and 
that he remembers well his years with us at 
GDA with happiness. He was sorry to learn 
of Robin Goodenough's death, as it was 
Robin who looked after Franco while he was 

Guy Tudor reports: "Well, another 
book, just published: W.C.S.'s Birds of Brazil- 
Vol. 1, The Pantanal and Cerrado in C. Brazil 
(Cornell Univ. Press)... also, a Portuguese 
edition in Brazil. I'm listed as "Art Director", 
with about 40% of plates mine. No foreign 
trips last year but off to Cuba in April 
(finally)! Take care!" 


Don Tracy and his wife have been 
enjoying the repeated visits of their five of 
six children along with grand-children and 
one great-grandchild, all who have chosen to 
live nearby in Maine. Don & Linda, having 
traveled in the U.S. and in other countries, 
feel coastal Maine offers one of the best 
places to spend one's later years. Winters 
offer a chance to exercise (shoveling snow) 
and summers a chance to play (sailing, 
kayaking, walking along the beach). And, he 
has sold his tax practice but has contracted to 
assist during the peak filing seasons. He and 
Linda find it interesting to carefully read food 
labels, avoiding some of the additives the 
U.S. now allows (additives not used in many 
other countries). Yes, they seem to be finding 
a difference in how they both continue to age. 
Don highly enjoys introducing his 27 year 
old grand-daughter, then listening to their 
comments about his apparent age. 

Bill Pinkham reports "Sue and I are 
well, active ( ! ) and love it here in our mountain 

Paradise. I'm in my third year as Mayor — 
challenging and awarding (accomplishments, 
not $). Fabulous skiing to start off the new 
year. Visited Monte Verde, Costa Rica (our 
sister city) last June and met with the Costa 
Rican 1st Vice President. Looking forward to 
a great year in 201 1. Best wishes to all!" 

Dick Marr relates that he is "Enjoying 
chilly North Carolina winters, coaching Duke 
Club Ice Hockey and high school Lincoln- 
Douglas debate. Also mediating in Lee 
County's Peoples Court, serving as a trustee 
at Carolina Friends School, and overseeing 
The John Marr (former GDA teacher) 
Educational Fund." 

George "Windy" Gale reports 

"Thank you Peter Bragdon for keeping in 
touch. I appreciate his phone calls and invites 
to Seattle. Oh, and yes, hello to my friends of 
the class of '53!" 



Dick Michelson reports: "Recovering 
from January ankle replacement surgery 
slowed me for 2010. We traveled to 
Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. In 
October, I traveled back to New England to 
visit David Williams and John Witherspoon 
(GDA Masters), the TGA campus, and visit 
friends and relatives." 

David E. Moore writes in: "Retired 
from AT&T in '89. Currently work at 
Princeton Medical Group as clerical support. 
My wife, Adrienne, and I have two grown 
children who live with us: Daniel and Damon. 
Continue to be an active choir member (30 
years) and bell choir member (25 years) at 
First Presbyterian Church of Hightstown." 

George O. Gardner, III 

10 Winnatuxett Beach Road 
Mattapoisett, MA 02739-2127 


Allen Keith lives on a 30 acre farm on 
Martha's Vineyard. He spends most of his 
time working on the farm and writing books. 
He is now preparing a 500 plus page book 
on the history of birds in New Hampshire. It 
should be ready for publication next year. His 
oldest daughter Lucy was married last year to 
a person from Senegal. His youngest daughter 
Carol '93 now lives in Cumberland, ME. 

Bruce Macgowan writes that he 
broke his wrist in April and his hip in 
December. Otherwise, he, his wife and three 
chihuahuas are doing well. 

Peter Scott's wife Anne died of cancer 
in June. He says he is doing OK by staying 
busy. He has become involved with helping 
to resettle refuges from Burma. In October he 
realized a dream and crossed the Atlantic on 
the Queen Mary 2 and then visited old haunts 
in Bavaria. His first great grandchild Morgan 
Elizabeth was born in October. 




James Dean, 

PO Box 1 86 
South Berwick, ME 03908 

Steve BartOW recently phoned to say 
that he is planning an elder family trip with 
both his sisters and his brother-in-law up the 
coast of British Columbia to the shores of 
Alaska this spring. Bob Conklin last year 
was diagnosed with prostate cancer which 
he fought with 8 weeks of daily radiation 
therapy. So far, he has shown good test results 
giving hope for an optimistic outcome for 
him. Bob and his wife, Janet, last fall had a 

The "Grouseman" Pete Renkert '56 with his buddy, "Loretta" 


marvelous seven week trip to their favorite 
Italy. They traveled from Venice right on 
down to Sicily. Other than that, he is spending 
retirement at his beach house entertaining 
his two daughters and three grandchildren. 
As a constant pastime, he continues to paint 
watercolors. Jim and Diane Dean have 
bought a weather beaten seaside cottage in 
Kittery Pt, Maine and are trying to sell their 
old farmhouse of 41 years in the Berwicks. 
With both houses, the work never seems to 
end. Henry Hill and his lovely wife Carol 
are more than excited to attend our 55th 
GDA Class Reunion this spring. Back some 5 
years ago, we few attended the exciting and 
educational reunion in England as planned 
by resident and classmate Tony Miller. 
Pete Renkert continues to live up to 
his title "Grouseman". He reports "It's been 
an amazing friendship — all instigated by 
the bird. There never has been any feeding 
involved. Several biologists are stumped 
to explain what is going on." Pete loves the 
rustic wilderness of his home state of Idaho. 
At present, he has his sailboat in the Florida 
Keys and is visiting with Steve Bartow in 


Lyman A. Cousens, III 

4 Goodhue Road 
Boscawen, NH 03303-2500 


I received a nice note from Jeff FittS. . . 
Jeff and Sandy are true Snowbirds, enjoying 
the winter months on the west coast of 
Florida while summering in beautiful, 
historic Wolfeboro, N.H. Jeff belongs to the #1 
golf course in the State, Lake Winnepesaukee 
Country Club, so I do my best to stay on his 
good side. This year I promise to reciprocate, 
hosting Jeff and Sandy on the pristine 
links at Canterbury Woods in Central New 

Speaking of golf (and since I have no other 
news to report), I have managed to remain 
close to several of my fraternity brothers (Psi 
U) at Bowdoin. Seven of us, plus an 8th from 
Williams to fill out a foursome, started taking 
golf trips back in the early '90's. We report to 
Sarasota every winter at Prestancia to report 
on our intellectual endeavors and to plan 
our annual fall trip. We have been to Ireland 
twice, Scotland and Spain once, playing the 
finest courses in each country. Stateside we 
have double bogied on courses in Scottsdale, 
Hilton Head, Kiawah, Williamsburg, The 



Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama 
(highly recommended), Cape Cod as well as 
Sugarloaf, Sunday River, Belgrade Lakes and 
The Samoset in Maine. While our focus is 
golf and camaraderie, we have always taken 
advantage of intellectual opportunities 
such as visiting the home of Donald Ross 
in Scotland, attending Red Sox/Patriots 
and Celtics games and spreading good old 
American cheer in various establishments 
here and across the ocean. Sadly, we have lost 
two of our founding eight to cancer while our 
original planner/organizer has been stricken 
with total blindness-but he still travels with us 
AND plays! In 2011 we will head to Sarasota 
to finalize plans for an early November trip to 
the remote West Coast of Oregon to play the 
four courses at Bandon Dunes. All four are 
rated in the Top Fifty courses in America! We 
have replaced our two pals with Bowdoin Psi 
U's and hope to continue these terrific trips 
for several more years. 

Best wishes for your good health and 


Ralph E. Ardiff, Jr. 

238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923-2528 


Now that we are part of the "Old Guard" 
and some of our classmates are retired and/ 
or spending less time at work, and with the 
persistent efforts of Assistant Class Secretary 
Mike Dunsford, we have heard from 
several of our classmates. 

Don Gray reports that he is living on 
Cape Cod and has been retired for the past 
10 years, but retains an active and financial 
interest in the Sandwich Auction House 
which his son Duncan is now managing. It is 
a sizeable operation, and Don reported that 
the auction house recently sold a primitive 
painting for $435,000.00. He occasionally sees 
N uff Wit h i n gtO n bidding at his auctions. 
Don spends summers in Yarmouthport on 
the Cape and also spends time at his home 
in Nova Scotia. Best of all, he is still married 
happily to Noel after 46 great years. 

Ken Weene is very busily writing 
novels. His latest one was entitled, Memories 
From The Asylum. Ken can be seen on 
YouTube discussing similarities between 
himself and many of the characters in his 

Fred and Joanne Sayles both still work 
at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 

although Fred is technically retired after 43 
years. He now picks and chooses his projects 
and works less during the good weather in 
the summer. Fred stays physically fit with 
kayaking and has a fleet of small boats, the 
largest being a 19' sailboat. They travel often 
to California where his 2 granddaughters 
reside and will soon be heading to Mexico to 
tour "ancient civilizations". 

Nuff Withington is still as boring 
as ever. Same wife, same kids, same farm in 
Plymouth, still peddling stocks and bonds, 
and is working very hard to pay off our 
national debt every April 15th. Some things 
never change. 

Gump Hayden married Pattie on 
October 16, 2010 in the White Mountains 
of New Hampshire. Gump reports that the 
wedding ceremony and reception all went 
smoothly and everyone really enjoyed the 
celebration, especially the bride and groom. 
Gump wisely reported that Pattie looked 
absolutely beautiful! 

Demi Read reports having a recent 
dinner with Mike Dunsford in Truckee, 
CA. Was over the top fun. We hadn't seen 
each other or talked since June 1958. We 
covered a lot of ground that night without 
one negative thought. Find old friends and 
reconnect. Thanks to prodding and threats 

from Ardiff and Hayden. 

Our class adventurer Wayne 
Hockmeyer recently completed his 4th 
rafting trip of the Grand Canyon, but admitted 
that he only swam 2 of the rocking rapids of 
the Colorado River. Wayne is contemplating 
moving "out of Dodge and heading to some 
South American country before the rest of 
the world forecloses on America and gives it 
back to the Indians." Wayne will undoubtedly 
find new adventures in South America. 


Mirick Friend 

PO Box 540 
Mirror Lake, NH 03853-0540 

Ferg Jansen reports: "Emily, our 
middle daughter, married her grade school 
sweetheart in Sept in Stonington CT ...two 
down, one to go. Everyone super! Just spent 
4 days with our youngest and Ray Ferris 
in CA (74 degrees vs. 10' of snow). PS: Fred 
Huntress needs help with nostalgia puzzles. 
Are they on the current Byfield curriculum? 

Roy Nash writes that One of the things 
I admired a lot during our years at GDA was 
the 1957-60 Corvette convertible. Back then, 
I could not afford to buy one and did not 
have a father who would ever think of buying 
such a car for his teenage son. Now that I 
can afford one, and getting tired of boring 
sedans, I decided to buy my dream car. It did 
not take long for me to find out that restored 
Corvettes of that era go for $125,000 ON UP! 
In fact, one just sold at auction in Scottsdale 
for over $220,000. That's too much money, 
and one still ends up with a 50 year-old car. 
At my age, I'd rather have something new. 
Well, I discovered a company in Dayton, OH 
that builds brand-new replicas of that era's 
Corvettes.You can get the retro look you want, 
along with modern updates such as A/C and 
keyless entry. Just what I wanted - something 
new that looks old! Our classmate, Topper 
Terhune, lives in Dayton and provided me 
with some very useful information about the 
company before I ordered the car. It will be 
finished sometime late Spring. You might 
wonder how one eventually sells such a car. 
Well, my Internist has already offered to buy 
it from me when I get tired of it, and the local 
Corvette club tells me that Naples, Florida, 
where I live, is an ideal place for this car (lots 
of successful retirees and ideal convertible 
weather). But being a practical guy and a 

Mike Dunsford '58 in the Sierra Nevadas with his best friend 

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CPA, we will keep my wife's sedan." 

Peter and Margy Sherin, traveling 
without their son David, a senior analyst 
at Penn, Schoen, and Berland in New York 
City, visited China last March. Peter reports: 
A country of 1.4 billion people gives a new 
meaning to the phrase "at the end of the 
line." In Shanghai, a city of 17 million people 
and not the largest in the country, there is 
a river way through the city much like the 
Esplanade in Boston. "While a few hundred 
people may walk, jog, or relax during a 
weekend morning along the Charles River, at 
the Bund (Shanghai's Esplanade) we strolled 
with one million people enjoying the sunny 
Saturday and the beautiful view of old and 
new Shanghai. Other cities visited were 
Hong Kong (only eight million people but 
in the space the size of Boston), Chengdu 
(the pandas are cute and the Giant Buddha 
in the river cliff huge), Xi'an (the terra cotta 
warriors are not to be missed), and Beijing 
(the center of China's amazing emergence 
into the 21st century where it is great to see 
the Great Wall started in 600 BC). For anyone 
who likes to travel, this country is 5 stars! Yes, 
the Chinese food is "Chinese food" and is 
delicious. But don't drink the water. 

Jim Fo I ey wites that he is doing things 
more slowly these days as the joints and 
muscles don't work as smoothly as they used 
to. How true. He has a new chihuahua to go 
with the five year old and they are already 
soul mates. 

Finally, I bring the sad news that Louis 

Richmond Cheney Piatt died October 

2, 2010 after a heroic and difficult battle with 
cancer. Those of us who attended our 50th 
in 2009 had the distinct honor and pleasure 
to see and his wife Glenda while he was still 
healthy. Glenda wrote and told me that Lou 
very much enjoyed reconnecting with his 
classmates at the reunion two months before 
his diagnosis. 


John C. Elwell 

266 High Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950-3838 


Greetings to the Class of '60. Not much 
news this time. I guess that everyone is 
playing in the snow, buried in the snow, or 
gone to warmer climates. 

I trust that even-one knows that Marty 
Doggett is stepping down as headmaster 
this spring. I don't know Marty that well 
personally, but have been vers' impressed with 
his commitment, leadership, and vision. He 
has done much for GDA and will be missed 
by many!!! 

I did receive a short note form Carl 
Young man hoping that in the spring we 
can get some folks together. Since we are 
now considered the "Old Guard" (I prefer 
the "Mature or Experienced Guard") we 
can attend the June reunions free. Let's all 
think about that idea. . .appeals to my Byfield 
Yankee ways!!! 

I did hear from Nate "Tony" 
G reene who noted that in the 1994 Archon 
I had written "Tony Greene, how about a 
note from you?" It took him a few years but 
here is his response: "I've been a Korean 
linguist in the army, a reference librarian in 
Portland, director of Portland adult literacy, 
fifteen years as director of a branch campus 
of the University of Maine, and after many 
courses in horticulture started and ran my 
own landscape and arborist company for 
fourteen years. I'm still doing some landscape 
work, but have retired the business. My four 
children are all well and doing great things in 
the world. I have four granddaughters, one 
of whom will head off to college this fall. My 
wife, Kate Kennedy, is a published author and 
director of the Southern Maine site of the 
National Writing Project. For purposes of 
entry into an upcoming Archon, I can report 
having a great time with Geoff Nichols at 
his Florida horse farm this past November. I 

try to visit for a bit every winter, and try to 
get to his farm in Vermont in the summer. So 
after a sixteen year old request for some news, 
here you are." 

It was great to hear from Tony. I am 
envious of his various life experiences. And, 
visiting Geoff in Florida is a wonderful 
experience. I had the good fortune to visit 
Geoff's horse farm last spring and thoroughly 
enjoyed the setting and the camaraderie after 
all these years. We won't be making it to 
Florida this spring as we purchased the camp 
next to ours in Maine and will be spending 
some March time doing some updating on it. 
I also have been busy with the farm and this 
year I have got in some snowmobiling. 

Hope to hear rom more of you next time 
around. Remember if you are in the area the 
porch light is always on for you. I put a new 
light bulb in so we are good for another year 
or so. 




Thomas M. Mercer, Jr. 

5311 Edlen Drive 
Dallas, TX 75220-2101 


J. Stephen Sawyer 

202 South Fileys Road 

Dillsburg, PA 17019-9563 


Certainly the most personally significant 
response I received to my letter this time was 
an email from Dave Stringer thanking me 
for assuming the iob of organizing our 50th 
Reunion. Since I was not aware that I had 
done so, I reread my letter carefully several 
times but failed to discover the part which 
might be construed as any commitment of 
that sort. Nevertheless, perception has now 
become reality; and I am looking forward 
with considerable enthusiasm to working 

with Dave, Albie Booth, and Steve 

Wayne Hockmeyer '58 enjoying rafting in the Grand Canyon 



Ferg Jansen '59 at his daughter's wedding in 
September 2010 




Sawyer to coax a large turnout in June. 

Pete Boynton responded to my 
letter with a couple of pictures taken at our 
graduation and an indication that he would 
attend the reunion. 

Dave Graff also answered with a 
promise of photos but has yet to follow up. 

Also, the ever-buoyant Phil Teuscher 
sent me a note or two accompanied by a 
photograph taken in '58 or '59 of him with 

George Hartman and Jim Hunt, 

standing in front of George's dad's new 
Ford in the parking lot behind Phillips. Phil 
observed that of the three only Jim graduated 
and that he and George "stepped to a different 
drummer." He went on to refer to our class as 
'dysfunctional' to which I take great umbrage. 
I have always felt that we were fully functional 
- dyspeptic or dyslogistic from time to time, 
perhaps, but hardly dysfunctional. 

I have spoken to John Carroll, an 

obvious glutton for punishment, who reports 
being disappointed to have missed a month 
of the ample New England snowfall while 
doing volunteer work in Ethiopia. Since I've 
lost my tolerance for the white stuff after 28 
winters in Texas and had just spent a weekend 
on the snowbound campus, I found John's 
remarks curious to say the least. John not 
only expressed his intention to attend the 
reunion but also volunteered to help in our 
attempts to stimulate turnout. 

It will be pleasant to spend a weekend 
in June strolling down memory lane. I am 
counting on having plenty of company. 


Thomas S. Tobey 

59 W. Portola Avenue 
Los Altos, CA 94022-1209 

The holidays are behind us. Another 
chance to make resolutions for 2011. Some 
suggestions: think younger than you did last 
year, hug your grandchildren and take every 
opportunity to feel how lucky we were to go 
to school in 1960's. Life sure is different with 
no excuse for now being able to communicate 
in this high tech world of today. 

Charlie Pyne was way ahead with 
communications in 1962. Is anyone able to 
acknowledge what this series of numbers 
and letters represent today- W1IW? I flashed 
back to several years ago recently when I had 
the unique opportunity to watch Charlie at 
his pin-ball machine in the basement of his 
house on Block Island. Hoping that life is just 

as peaceful and picturesque now as it was 

My wife, Karen and I had a special time 
to visit Santa Fe, NM where we visited with 
Frank Bond. Frank is still busy with his 
work with the International Association for 
Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey, 
a Belgian International non-governmental 
organization, representing 70 member 
organizations in 48 nations. He served as 
general counsel for the North American 
Falconers Association from 1984-2009. He 
also performs governmental relations work 
with administrative agencies in Washington, 
D.C. and New Mexico, the United States 
Congress, and the New Mexico State 
Legislature. And trains horses! 

Darrell Hamric reports in from 

Austin, TX where I have reported 
before about his volunteer work with an 
organization that is involved with a series of 
building projects helping to rebuild homes 
for deserving families. I reported last time 
about the Johnson House and now with a 
sequel where his local organization worked 
with the American Widows Project. These 
are widows of soldiers killed in the Mid East 
wars who came from across the US to Austin 
help refurbish a home there over a three day 

Jim Gordon and wife, Marsha, have 
lived in the Seattle area for over 25 years with 
Smith Barney in their investment division. I 
remember running into Jim years ago shortly 
after his starting his career after getting his 
MBA at Stanford. I met with Jim recently to 
hear more about his recent move to another 
investment firm: The Peloris Group of Wells 
Fargo Advisors. Wells Fargo Advisors is one 
of the industry's largest retail brokerage 
businesses, providing financial advisory, 
brokerage, asset management and other 
financial services through approximately 
15,102 Financial Advisors nationwide. 
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Wells 
Fargo Advisors, LLC is a non bank affiliate of 
Wells Fargo 8c Company. A key competitive 
distinction of Wells Fargo Advisors is its 
ability to combine the capabilities of a large 
national firm with a culture more akin to that 
of the regional firms from which it evolved. 
Central to that culture is a strong dedication 
to supporting the relationship of the firm's 
Financial Advisors with their clients. 

The Tom Tobey family is celebrating 
our four grandchildren. Most notable among 
them at the moment is the newest arrival, 
Tobey Thomas Nottingham, born on January 
5 in California. That is not a typo just the first 
boy to grace the Tobey household since my 
brother, Bill Tobey, '70 GDA was born 

in 1952. Our daughters and their respective 
partners are trying out a family experiment 
this year by all sharing a house together with 
four chickens in Berkeley, California. It's a 
lot of fun and when things get a little chaotic 
Karen and I can sneak back home across the 
Bay to home in Los Altos. 

The days are starting to wind down to the 
feeling of warmer weather, at least for those 
of you in the northeast. All we can complain 
about in California is cold and rainy weather. 
My last letter tried to pry some news out of 
you with little luck. Personal calls to Ken 

Pouch in Connecticut, Burke Leahey 

in Florida, Bob MacLaughlin in Maine 
and Cy Hoover in Oklahoma yielded only 
the opportunity to leave a message before 
publication deadline. Hope to catch you 
before the 50th reunion in 2012! Hey, that's 
just a little over a year from now. Sure hope to 
hear from you soon and see you in June, 201 2. 


Robert Mann reports "I am selling 
real estate in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, FL and 
enjoying Medicare and Social Security — 
never thought I'd get there!" 


Peter C. Thomas 

600 Warren Road, Apt. 3-2F 

Ithaca, NY 14850-1809 


Rocke Robertson reported: My 
big news is that I am shortly (hopefully by 
April 15th), moving into partial retirement. 
I will give up my full time position as lab 
director and spend whatever days I have left 
engaging in a multitude of other interests 
including hiking, skiing, woodworking and 
music. I may finally get to discover if my wife 
and I are truly compatible as we indulge in 
various travel plans. I will offer my services 
as a locum (filling in for others while they 
are on vacation) so that hopefully the 
retirement savings last longer. Are the rest of 
you struggling with the issue of how much 
you need in the bank to retire? Wondering 
if you'll live until you are 100 vs. dying next 
week? Some of you may know that I am 
now in Cranbrook, BC which is in south 
eastern British Columbia, roughly 4 hrs from 
Calgary. Please get in touch if you happen to 
be coming through this part of the country. 

To which Bob Farnum replied: I 

just decided to retire July 1st, so I am going 
through the same things. My biggest worry is 
my 33' sailboat and whether or not I can afford 
to keep racing it. I do mostiy day races with 
a few overnight races for variety. My other 
hobbies and sports (skiing, woodworking 
and genealogy) are very affordable. Too bad I 
don't have any ancestors in BC. It would give 
me an excuse to make a trip out that way. 

Bob Dexter sends: After attending 
Whittier College for two years, I transferred 
to UC Berkeley in 1966 and eventually 
graduated in Business in 1973. My 
education in Architecture (first few years 
at Berkeley) and Business Administration 
allowed me to get a job in the oil side of the 
Engineering/Construction business with 
Shell, Union Oil and mostly ARCO. In 1987, 
I retired after being the youngest Project 
Manager to date from SF/Braun and in 1988 
became a Realtor (a common business based 
on e-mail addresses.) In 2000, I worked in 
Alaska for Udelhoven on an ARCO project. 
I worked on a temporary job three weeks 
a month and they sent me home to Palm 
Springs for a week each month until they 
merged with Conaco/Phillips. (Feel sorry for 
me? It was a great experience and wonderful 
to learn that my training from Parsons 
was still current and useful.) Back to Palm 
Springs and Real Estate. I traveled extensively 
in 2002 including a trip to GDA and visited 
Bob Canterbury in Boston. Basically retired 
again in 2005 after moving to a new home 
in Beaumont, CA, in the pass area about 35 
minutes from Palm Springs. My ex- from 40 
years ago owns the house next door and we 
share an Airedale. The builder of the homes 
tore down the fence between the houses and 
there is a doggie door in each house. 

Richard Noyes writes: Well, 2010 
turned out to be the much anticipated, yet 
not entirely welcomed, "transition year" of 
retirement for me. In early January, I was 
notified that my position as CFO of QinetiQ's 
Technology Solutions Group was being moved 
to Reston, VA. Being a hard core New England 
Yankee, and after considering the relocation 
offer for about 5 milliseconds, I decided to 
"retire" ending a 38-year career in financial 
management. The wonderful New England 
summer of 2010 offered my wife and me the 
opportunity to take some time off, catch up 
with house projects, take long weekends in 
Kennebunk Beach, and lazy afternoons by 
the pool in Hopkinton contemplating and 
reflecting on our future. I decided to pursue 
a number of personal and professional 
ventures in "retirement" including setting 
up a part-time CFO consulting business for 
selected clients, joining an "angel" investing 

syndicate to fund technology start-ups in 
the Boston area, teaching Corporate Finance 
to undergraduates at Bentley University 
in Waltham, MA as an adjunct professor, 
and finally pursuing my lifelong interests 
in US history, economics, meteorology and 
oceanography with self-study/online courses. 
Nancy's three wonderful children and their 
friends and family kept us busy with their 
periodic visits during the year, mainly to 
Kennebunk. We had a wonderful 10-day 
visit in December with kids and grandkids 
in Madrid with a fascinating "road trip" to 
Andalucia in SE Spain visiting Granada, the 
Sierra Nevada mountains and Alhambra, a 
12th-15th century Moorish castle. We stayed 
in an 18th century mission/manor complete 
with power failures and no hot water in the 
middle of an immense olive grove! 

Your class secretary is still chasing comets, 
asteroids, and satellites. 





Kenneth A. Linberg 

6766B Del Playa Drive 

Isla Vista, CA 931 17-4910 


As man\- of you ma}' ahead} 7 know, 
Animalia, a collection of evocative 
photographic portraits by Henry 
H orenstei n of land and sea animals, was on 
display from February to April in the Remis 
Gallery at the Academy's Performing Arts 
Center. Hopefully several of you were able to 
join Henry at his opening reception! Brewer 
Eddy continues to wonder if anyone, besides 
himself and English instructor lohn Ogden, 
recalls the 2 'unofficial' so-called Modern Art 
shows that briefly graced Phillips II during 
the 1964-65 school year. If so, Brewer can be 
reached at: I also wish 
to thank Arnie Morton for chiming in to 
say how much he had enjoyed the Reunion. 
Me too! All the best to each of you until next 

James T. Connolly, Jr. 

47 Green Street 

Newburyport, MA 01950-2646 


I received a nice note from Ted 

Caldwell, who saw David Holmes at an 

alumni soccer event at the College of Wooster. 
Ted writes that David's son is the captain of 
this year's Wooster soccer team and reminded 
Ted very much of David playing on the 1965 
GDA team. 

Roy Hope writes that he is still working 
and happy to be doing so. 

The last time I wrote about Tim 
Keeney, he was releasing baby turtles into 
the water on some South Seas atoll. In case 
you are wondering where the former Navy 
seal and diving buddy of lesse Ventura is now, 
I have the answer. No, he is not starring on 
Hawaii Five-O. Rather, on November 2, 2010, 
Tim was elected ludge of Probate for the North 
Central Connecticut District, which includes 
the towns of Enfield, Somers, Stafford and 
Union. The district's voting populations 
includes two towns which comprise 85% of 
the total and are both two to one Democrat 
to Republican. Tim ran as a Republican and 
won a close race. During the campaign, he 
knocked on 3550 doors and personally raised 
$52,000. Tim says that we are luck}- he did 
not hound us for a contribution. Malcolm 
Gourlie was a contributor. Tim says the work 
is terrific, assisting the elderly and children 
with settling wills, commitments, adoption, 
conservatorships and guardianships. Tim has 
five children ranging from 10 to 37 vears old. 

DO / 

Only oldest son Clint is married, next son 
Tim ft. is engaged. Oldest daughter Emily 
works for EMC Corporation, daughter Lucy 
is a iunior at Providence College and Grace is 
a fifth grader. I am attaching a picture of the 
Honorable ludge Keeney. 

This past weekend, my daughter, Ca m i I a 
'08, and I attended the opening of an exhibit 

of photographs of Henry H o re n stein '65 

in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center. 
Henry is as enjoyable as he always was, and he 
looks pretty much the same, except that his 
hair is a little whiter. It was a fun evening. 

I am looking forward to seeing many of 
you at our 45th Reunion this summer. 




Bennett H. Beach 

7207 Denton Road 

Bethesda, MD 20814-2335 


This just in from Texas: "I just keep on 
trucking," says Bob Bass. "Specifically, 
a start-up company of ours has begun 
production of an undertray fairing system 
for big truck trailers that increases fuel 
mileage over 10 percent. We have several 
large fleets that are installing the systems 
as fast as they can." More info: http://www. 

Mike Rogers and his wife Deirdre have 
immersed themselves in the world of Civil 
War reenacting. He is a sergeant with the 
2nd Vermont Volunteers, going to 15 events 
a year, while drawing humorous anecdotes 
for upcoming pamphlets and books, along 
with a monthly newsletter for the unit. Last 
fall Mike completed a series of historical 
portraitures for the USMC 235th birthday 
celebration, and they are being turned into 
collectible prints. 

Farther up the coast, in Seattle, Ed win 
Beatty is approaching the 20th anniversary 
of his arrival there and has just moved to his 
fifth neighborhood. "It is the best one yet," he 
says, "diverse, friendly and so centrally located 
I'm seriously considering going earless in 
Seattle." Edwin hopes to do more kayaking 
this summer, using an Inuit-style kayak that 
he built a few years ago. "I'm looking forward 
to realizing some of my more ambitious 
paddling dreams, like doing the west coast of 
Vancouver Island." 

Mike Miles is making the most of his 
move to Florida. He and his brother Pete 
enjoyed spring training and visited the space 
center at Cape Canaveral. In April he plans a 
trip to the Big Apple with his friend Amy. 

Last year came up big for Jay Ryder's 
family. Twins lames and Chris graduated 
from Northeastern, while Marshall, a regional 
VP for Sunlife Financial, was named Top 
Wholesaler of the Year and married Heather 
McGinley. Meanwhile, Ryder Real Estate 
Management continues to run at full speed, 
and as of January, Jay was in the middle of a 
sizable general contracting job. 

Roger Block and Amy Jordan, aboard 
their sailboat Shango, passed through the 
Panama Canal to the Pacific on February 10. 
They plan to cross the Pacific and reach New 
Zealand by fall. 

Jay Marsh has been out on the water, 
too. He and Tommie Sue bought a 14 x 54 

Lakeview Yacht houseboat and are spending 
more and more time at Lake Ouachita near 
Hot Springs, Arkansas, as Jay transitions 
into retirement. The lifestyle also suits their 
standard, brother and sister, poodles Simon 
and Sophie. Jay and Tommie Sue's armada 
includes a Tartan 37 sailboat, as well. 

As of press time, Doug Curtis was 
planning to be in London March 6 to see 

daughter Lindsay '97 get married. The 

newlyweds intend to move to New York in 
June, so then both daughters will be in the 
New York metropolitan area. 

At the University of Texas, Ted Dix 
continues to study the development of 
children of depressed mothers, these days in a 
sample of more than 1300 children who have 
been followed from birth to 15 years. His 
daughter Emily is doing well at Haverford, 
and Ted and Mary Ellen are looking forward 
to a couple of weeks in Maine in June, "always 
the high point of the year." 

Trying to deal with some mid-winter 
challenges up in the Granite State, Don 
Congdon said in January that he was 
having "quite the runaround. . ., but hopefully 
it will all work out." 

David Marsh returned home from arid 
Ethiopia in mid-February to find too much 
water in both his Arizona home (burst pipe) 
and his Bay State home ('ice damming'). 

Rick Jensen realizes he's not in Palm 
Beach anymore. But he didn't expect such 
rugged weather in Bristow, Oklahoma, where 
early February featured below-zero wind chill 
readings. "I think I woke up in Siberia!!" he 
wrote. "It has been so cold this winter I have 
re-read just about everything in my library. 
I had forgotten how much I liked Rex Stout, 
Raymond Chandler and Donald Westlake." 

This summer, after the class softball game 

in South Byfield, Stanley Green berg and 

Julie plan to take their two boys white water 
rafting on the West Branch of the Penobscot. 
"The odds are, everybody winds up in the 
water at one point or another," Stanley 

Bart and Paul Hemmerich moved— 
slowly, due to balky tenants — into their 

townhouse in Milford, NH, during the 
winter. They are planning a bike tour from 
Dresden to Prague to Vienna to Budapest in 
May, returning in time for the arrival of their 
second grandchild in August. 

Here's a late- winter report from Gene 
Romero: "I weigh 275 pounds. My goal is 
to weigh 225 by the reunion." 

"Tell everyone to keep wearing sunscreen," 
says Bill Dougherty. He had some small 
basal cell carcinoma removed from the right 
side of his nose recently. But he did not let that 
prevent him from finishing the first draft of a 
college text that he's co-authoring: Corporate 
Treasury Management. "Now we just have to 
fool some publisher into buying it." 

Jobs are hard to come by in Wayne 
Noel's neck of the woods, so he's turning 
out small tables, boxes, and cutting boards 
in his home shop. If you're in the market, 
contact Wayne at lazslo01922@myfairpoint. 
net. He's standing by for the baseball season 
and his first Social Security payment, due at 
the end of May. 

Before Egyptians took to the streets, 
Gayle and George Swift secured tickets 
for a ten-day trip throughout that ancient 
land. As of mid-February, they were trying to 
figure out if it was going to come to pass. 

Mick Doolittle reports: "All three 
daughters have advanced degrees and are 
gainfully employed - teacher, lawyer, HR 
professional. If it weren't for the PLUS Loans 
I owe Sallie Mae, I could almost see the 
retirement horizon. Good thing I enjoy my 

Mick's pony football teammate Mac 
Bames continues his ministry in Haiti. 
In January the nonprofit he co-founded, 
Precious Pearl, put together a crusade in Saint 
Marc that drew 20,000 people a night, and he 
has rented a house in that colonial port city 
to start a prayer center. For more info, go to: 

Another of Coach Ogden's gridiron 
troops, Bill Barnes, checked in from 
New Hampshire: "All I can say is with 
the winter we are having, I can't wait 
for the summer and the Marion-to- 

The Honorable Judge Keeney '66 

Edwin Beatty '67 paddles just outside the 

Montlake Cut, at the entrance of Lake 

Washington, in a kayak that he built 

Bermuda race." It starts in mid- June. 
Sid Bird reports that his daughter, son, and 
wife are all attending college this year. "I look 
forward to getting the '66 Buick out again this 

"I have recendy stopped cradling my 
guitar," says former teenage idol Reid Pugh, 
"to cradle my fabulous new granddaughter 
Kira Law Wright, born to my daughter Sara 
in Richmond on December 28th. Being a 
granddad is a truly amazing experience." 

Reid's Farmhouse roommate Dan 
Morgan is in transition, too, saying. "I'm 
easing my way into retirement, working less 
than half time since the first of the year. So 
far, so good." 

Jeff Harris is "still recovering from 
taking the grandkids to Monster Jam, 
complete with hanging out in the Pits— next 
up, the Globetrotters. The only benefit from 
the endless snow and associated shoveling 
will be a few spring ski trips once it warms 
up." He promises to turn out for the June 1 1 
Softball challenge. 

Lew Rumford bailed out of 
Washington during a late-February snow 
storm, taking a trip to the Florida. He 
continues to find work satisfying, both in 
executive coaching and as a senior advisor to 
George Washington University. 

Don Gay sang in the concert version 
of "Porgy and Bess" at Bowling Green State 
University in February, and he's looking 
forward to officiating the Class A Michigan 
state finals in lacrosse. 

Mardi and Rich Brayton are back 
from a five-month sailing odyssey that began 
on Columbus Day and went through La Paz 
and the Sea of Cortez and finally down the 
Mexican Riviera to Puerto Vallarta. "At one 
point our engine blew up, so we became 
diesel mechanics and ran with the whales for 
a few weeks until we finished repairs," Rich 


Ted Nahil 

320 SW Panther Terrace 
Port St. Lucie, FL 34953-8201 

Despite legitimate complaints from 
many of you as to the severity of the winter, 
I write this not from sunny Florida but 
instead from Denver, Colorado, as we visit 
our son and daughter-in-law to celebrate our 
granddaughter's first birthday. Happy New 
Year to all! 

Many '68-ers have reported in with 
updates, among them, Dan Look who 
tells me that he is once again a grandfather. 
Liza Ryan Moore was born on November 16. 
Another grandfather, Chuck Johnson, 
says that life is "normal" in Sacramento 
and that he's spending time as grand dad to 
Benjamin who's three and Katherine who's 
just six months. 

Art Veasey, Steve Robinson and 
Marc Tucker along with Jim Rudolph 

enjoyed dinner at Legends in November, 
joined by Bill Alfond, '67. Then Veas, 
Robbie and Tuck were Jim's guests as the 
Celtics unfortunately lost to the Oklahoma 
Thunder. Veas writes, "Tuck was an excellent, 
if not lead-footed, driver seeing Robbie 
and me home safely." Robbie writes that 
his youngest daughter, Lauren, started at 
TGA last fall as a boarder. He says it's been 
a pleasure to spend as much time with old 
classmates as we have in recent years and 
hopes it keeps up. We all agree, I'm sure. 

CF Spang's daughter was married last 
fall with dual ceremonies: Durham, NH; and 
New Delhi, India. He and Judith spent two 
great weeks in India. The newlyweds now 
reside in Somerville, MA. He continues, "Our 
son Eric is a freelance filmmaker living in 
Brooklyn, so if you have any film projects, let 
me know. Judith and I are watching the snow 
fill our driveway every week in Durham, NH. 
Judith is a NH state representative and I am 
enjoying working in Maine. We hope to get 

some good skiing in this winter and have 
a family trip to Colorado planned for late 
March. Thinking about keeping our boat in 
Rockland, ME this summer and looking for 
a mooring. Open invitation to anyone who 
would like to sail in Penobscot Bay." 

Marc Tucker provided this additional 
information about CF: "TechMaine, the 
technology association of Maine, recently 
awarded our own CF (aka Carl) Spang the 
"Technology Innovator of the Year" award. 
TechMaine noted in presenting the award 
that CF believes that technology can revive 
traditional business sectors and create new 
sectors and new manufacturing jobs. Not 
one to rest on theory, CF has, in fact, turned 
his belief into action at Falcon Performance 
Footwear in Lewiston, Maine, where he 
is company President, by merging new 
technologies with traditional products. Visit 
the company website — - 
for more information about what this 
remarkable company." Congratulations to CF 
from all of us! 

On December 6th, Rob Lord, Veas, 

Tuck, Bill Degen, Steve Robinson, 
Jay Worthen, Rick Haas and John 

Sowles, along with our own Ellen Oliver, 
gathered at Stripers for a pre-holiday get- 
together. There were piloting stories from 
John, financial advice from Tuck and laughter 
provided by Rico and Robbie. A good time 
was had by all. 

Many of you extended holiday washes 
to everyone as well. Trading emails were 

Bob Parsons, Steve Parker (who's 
doing well), Tuck, Harry Kangis, 
Jay Worthen, Jay Shay, Elliott 
O'Reilly, CF, Veas, Charles Johnson, 
Jonathan Williams, Dan Ogg and 
Dave Mitchell. 

Jay Shay wrote to say that he's "still 
working and probably will be for a while." 
He's got a 1 5 year old daughter, Molly, who's 
just starting high school. He's been in the 
San Francisco Bay area for over 20 years 
and usually gets back to the east coast in the 
summer to visit his brother Mike ('69) in 
Maine and his two sisters and brother who 

Harry Kanqis with Mr. Clean 


Rick Shiess '68 and Elena at Everest Base 

Benjamin (3) and Katherine (6 mos), grandchildren 
of Chuck Johnson '68 



live on the Cape. At the end of January he was 
headed to Hawaii for his annual week-long 
golf trip. He's glad we're staying in touch and 
says hello to all. 

Rick Shiess spent three weeks last July 
with his wife and daughter, Elena, exploring 
China. They were able to get as far south 
as Tibet. The photo is Rick and Elena at 
Everest Base Camp, 17,500 feet above sea 
level. Elena, who's fluent in Mandarin, will 
graduate in May from Global College, Long 
Island University, after semesters in Costa 
Rica, Peru, India and two years in China. Rick 
also mentioned that he heard from Boots 
Brown who was touring Mexico this winter 
and says hello. 

Charles John son writes that "life has 
been quiet and peaceful." He's busy planning 
next summer's trip to New England and will 
once again be hosting a barbecue on the 
Cape, sometime between the 4th and 12th of 
July. He's hoping lots of 68-ers will be able to 
attend. More to come. . . 

Will Black says they had busy, hectic 
but enjoyable holidays despite the terrible 
winter — the worst since 1984. He keeps in 
touch with Ted Brooks and does recording 
and remastering of music popular during our 
times at the Academy. He'd be happy to create 
a disc for anyone who asks. He also writes 
that his oldest son graduates from BB&N 
in Cambridge — making a trip this spring 
to Boston area for that occasion. Just got 
through hottest summer on record in here 
MD South. Regards to Marty Doggett!!" 

Harry Kangis wrote in response to 
my "pathetic plea for news" and said: "In 
honor of our many days together on the 
links, I enclose a picture from my recent golf 
trip to Palm Desert, where I was paired up 
on the Indian Wells course with the actor 
who has played Mr. Clean (a P&G brand of 
course) for the past 7 years. A very nice guy 
and former USC football star. He was clearly 
good luck, as I had 4 birdies for the first time 
ever in a round. And I even out-drove him a 
few times — technology is a wonderful thing! 
I'm still strategy consulting half time, with 
New Balance and Dunkin' Brands key clients. 
Trying to do better this year on the retirement 
half by playing more golf." He's right, it was 
pathetic, but it worked! Thanks, Harry! 

Dave Mitchell says that he and Lin 
have officially moved to Columbus, Georgia, 
last May where he had started a new position 
with Columbus State University. He's the 
Director of Enterprise Development which, 
in the business world is new business 
development. He says he also gets to "manage 
our food service vendor (Aramark), our 
bookstore manager (Follett), and various 

vending operations like beverages, ATMs, 
laundry and DVD rentals." He's also involved 
with licensing intellectual property created by 
the faculty and staff as well as sports logos. 
He continues, "AH in all, it's as much fun as 
I've had at work in years. It's great being back 
in an intellectual atmosphere, though faculty 
do present their own set of challenges (not 
to mention students, who haven't changed 
so very much since we were a class at GDA!). 
Columbus is a great small city in which to 
live. Lots of culture, sports, and great people. 
After 6 months of renting we finally found a 
home to buy which we love. Only downside 
is being away from the grandchildren, but 
we're surviving that nicely." 

Veas also reported on the phone-a- 
thon conducted on February 17th. He and 
Jay Worthen double teamed their call list 

and Marc Tucker and Chris Page did 

the same. He and Jay had a great chat with 
Marcus Urann who is thriving and well in 
Plymouth, MA. They're planning another get 
together as early as this spring in Boston — 
more to come on that. 

And it turns out that Windsor White, 

living in Longmont, Colorado, bikes 100 
miles a week to stay young. He also sees fellow 

Longmont resident Jonathan Williams 

occasionally in town. Windsor hopes to make 
it back for the 2013 reunion. 

Well that's a wrap for this edition. Here's 
to a great summer for us all! We'll be dodging 
hurricanes in Florida and love company. If 
you're headed this way, we'd love to see you. 
Stay safe and keep sending in those updates! 


Jeffrey L. Gordon 

Slocum, Gordon & Co. 

39 Mill Street 

Newport, Rl 02840-3016 


Jon Williams writes that "although 
margins remain thin, my company set a new 
record for gross billings in 2010." He adds: 
"I just hope revenues exceed expenses!" He 
hopes to see some Govies on the Colorado 
slopes this winter. 

Nat Follansbee told me recently 
that he has been rehired at Loomis Chaffee 
as the Associate Head of School for External 
Relations. Nat had done a superb job assisting 
The Governor's Academy board of trustees 
with its recent Headmaster search as well as 
earlier work in the area of strategic planning. 
A real pro! 

Victor Bond reports: "I am now living 
in San Diego California, after studying 
Mathematics at Harvard, working with 
IBM for 15 years (as marketing and strategy 
executive), and consulting around the world 
in the areas of leadership, change, and 
communications for almost twenty years. I 
have lived and consulted in Europe, based in 
Brussels, Belgium, and now have colleagues 
there and in other countries as Members 
of my business masterpiece, The Bond 
Group []. We are 
dedicated to the transformation of the direct 
sales industry from a sometimes marginally 
reputable environment associated, fairly and 
not, with "pyramid schemes," to a thoroughly 
legitimate and attractive income alternative 
for serious professionals. The Bond Group, 
in its association with Forever Living, of 
Scottsdale, Arizona (and 140 countries), 
has become a paragon of this effort. I am 
very proud to bring the consistently robust 
economics of the direct sales industry to 
a completely new audience: accomplished 
professionals who seek a reliable, diversified, 
and substantial income stream at a minimal 
investment of money, time and effort. In 
fact, every reader of this note, no matter how 
financially successful is a candidate for such 
an enterprise. I am eternally grateful to The 
Governor's Academy for preparing me in the 
most fundamental ways for business and life." 


Terry E. Nolan 

4377 Briers Way 

Stone Mountain, GA 30083-6209 

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James S. Fleming 

9 Red Coat Lane 

Redding, CT 06896-1 623 


David Lampert, Jr. 

7 Nortons Point 
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 

This March, Scott Seaver and 
Warren ROSS are tackling the Haute Route 
ski mountaineering tour from Chamonix to 
Zermatt. If they make it back, Scott would 
like to invite all '71 classmates to a picnic at 

his house in Amesbury on Friday or Sunday 
of Reunion Weekend, day to be determined 
by the weekend's schedule and events. 

Let the trash talking begin.... 

'71 is gearing up for Reunion in June and 
the big softball match with '67. Intel suggests 
'67 is already designing uniforms, packing 
Geritol, and is headed for Spring Training in 
some warm location. Fortunately, they are so 
old that this should not be much of a contest. 

Barry Burlingham, James 
Fleming, David Lampert, Scott 
Collins, Steve Connelly, Richard 
Guenther, Will Phippen and 
Tom Quinn, Justin Doyle, Ellis 
Withington, Jeffrey Molitor, 
Leon Shapiro, Michael Mulligan, 
Michael Wellman, Gig Barton and 

Bud PettorutO are among those following 
Reunion plans and other class news on the 
Gda Seventy-One, Facebook Page. All have 
submitted photos of much older people as 
their profile shots. Please be our Friend too! 

Regarding the aforementioned Softball 
game, Julian Ellis writes from the UK that 
he is "in" for the Cricket Match against '67. 
Julian thinks that "no one would know the 
difference if I brought my cricket bat. After 
much soul searching (i.e. googling the word 
'Softball') the answers to Mike and Ted's 
questions are: A. Very much hope to. B. 
Someone would have to explain the rules. C. 
Zero credentials... 

Gig Barton and Warren Ross, 

along with Steven Dunn are also planning 
to attend. We also have indications that 

Ted Northrup, Peter Alfond, Andy 
Nelson and Mike Fish have locked in 

their travel plans to Byfield. 

Barry Burlingham is "enjoying 

keeping up with classmates on Facebook and 
looks forward to the big 40th". 

James and I are heading into the GDA 
archives to look for grainy "black and whites" 
of everyone. Watch as they start to appear! 

Looking forward to June! 


Geoffrey A. Durham 

504 Roosevelt Drive 

Libertyville, IL 60048-3120 


James Tikellis relocated to the Atlanta 
area in 2009 and is working for Piedmont 
Healthcare as a General Surgeon. 

Tim Traver sends his greeting to the 
Class of '72. He and his wife, Delia, are still 

married after all these years - 30 and counting. 
Their children are now spreading their 
wings. Kal is living in Brooklyn - check out 
her band, Rubblebucket, on the net. Mollie 
lives in Brooklyn, too, and is an editor at St. 
Martin's Press. Toben is a junior at UVM. He 
is a linguistics major studying Chinese. He 
also plays the Irish fiddle. Tim reports he is 
doing a lot of music, too, with his teaching 
and writing. 

Trent Mutchler writes that he and his 
wife bought a failing digital imaging/printing 
shop in downtown Boston over 4 years ago. 
They are growing like crazy because he hires 
all "experienced" (read "old") people who are 
really experts in their areas. It has been tough 
going to 'start' a business in his 50's, but he is 
having the time of his life. 

Chris "Swede" Swenson suggests 

that some of us might have seen his daughter, 
Molly DeWolf Swenson, on American Idol. 
She is the White House intern who got 
inadvertently punched by Randy Jackson. She 
has got a fine voice. He got caught up with 
some GDA folks at the alumni gathering out 
here in Seattle last fall. While the Northeast is 
still shoveling, they are now sniffing the early 

Tom McDougall writes that "After 
34 years of sendee to the US Government I 
have finally decided to retire. I have, however, 
decided to let my lovely wife Laurie continue 
to work and keep me in the style to which I 
have become accustomed. She has reluctantly 
agreed. I have been very fortunate in my 
career and have enjoyed it thoroughly, but 
know that it is now time to relax. I was most 
fortunate as well to have two big spenders 

from our class, Jim Irving and Brian 

Lenane treat me to lunch in honor of my 
retirement. We have promised to keep in 

Ben "Musky" Pearson writes 

"After 31 great years at L.L.Bean working 
in various roles in the Outdoor business I 
retired (decorporated) last May in hopes in 
spending a lot more time in the outdoors. I 
have been pretty successful at that so far as 
well as staying very busy working on long 
overdue property projects here on the farm 
in Durham, ME, at the Pearson homestead in 
Byfield, which we are getting ready to sell after 
being in the family since 1705, and a couple 
of camps in the wilds of Maine. I'm also quite 
involved with a statewide initiative named 
"Take ME Outside" which will bring more 
awareness and action to bear on the problem 
of people becoming more and more inactive 
and disconnected from nature. Even in the 
heart of outdoor meccas such as Rangeley 
Maine, the obesity rate of kids is now 40% 

and many have lost touch with nature. The 
"National Wildlife Federation Green Hour" 
and "Children and Nature Network" websites 
are great references if anyone wants to learn 
more about this issue. My wife Sand}' is still 
teaching at the Merriconeag Waldorf School 
in Freeport, which only had a preschool when 
we started with it, and now has now grown 
to have a high school, much to her and the 
other faculty's credit. Oldest daughter Julia is 
living in Jackson Hole teaching Nordic Skiing 
this winter and guiding kayak touring trips 
in the summer on Jackson and Yellowstone 
lakes for OARS. Youngest daughter Jean is 
working as an assistant marine park ranger, 
diving everyday, on St Eustatius Island in 
the Caribbean. As good parents we feel duty 
bound to visit both of them this winter. Hope 
all is well with my classmates and I look 
forward to seeing them at our 40th, which 
is hard to comprehend is happening, as my 
brain still thinks its twenty and wonders who 
in hell is that in the mirror. 

Andy Lappin sends his best and 
included a family photo. 

Things are going fine in the Durham 
household as well. My wife, Jana, is still 
heavily involved with the Girl Scouts as 
a Financial Ambassador for three local 
communities and a National Delegate 
traveling to the National Council Session in 
Houston this November. Her bowling league 
runs from September to April. Our daughter, 
Andrea, is working and living in the area. She 
stops by for dinner at least once a week. I still 
keep busy by volunteering in the local ER two 
days a week and continue volunteering in the 
cat room (60 - 80 cats) at the local no-kill 
shelter. When the weather breaks and tours 
begin, I will be back to doing docent work at 
the Adlai Stevenson home nearby. Mom, 88, 
is in the area and I enjoy my frequent visits 
with her. Looking forward to breaking out the 
golf clubs for our season here in Chicago. The 
golf game improved last summer by playing 
twice as much. Retirement is great and as you 
can see, I keep busy. 

Our fortieth reunion, 2012, is not that far 
away. Keep those cards and e-mails coming 
- - with your 




Ian B. Chisholm 

140 Catkin Drive 

South Burlington, VT 05403-3002 


It's been a pretty quiet winter and not a 
lot of news to share with you. I had breakfast 
with Richard Love this past week. He and 
his family are all doing well. He was in town 
to visit his son, Cody, who attends UVM. 
We're both pretty fired up about the Red Sox 
chances this year, as is Kevin McKenna. 

We had dinner with Chris and Robin 
Baker the same day that I had breakfast 
with Richard. Both Chris and Robin are 
doing well, and so is their family. They were in 
town so that Chris could attend a Veterinary 
conference. Chris went skiing at Mad River 
Glen in Waitsfield on the trip up, and was 
impressed at how difficult it was. There are 
a lot of bumper stickers here in Vermont that 
read, "Mad River Glen, Ski It If You Can". It 
definitely has a reputation for being difficult. 
Chris reports that he's gone skiing this winter 

with Wyatt Garfield and Adolph 
Haffenreffer at Wildcat I N.H., as has 
Frank Holmes '72. Chris also reports 

that Chip Connelly visited him, "until his 
Steelers pulled away, only to be denied in the 
big game". 

Geoff White writes from the land 
down under, "I am represented by The Robb 
Street Gallery, and www. A professional 
artist and musician!" Congratulations Geoff! 
In a separate Email he said that he and his 
family have survived the Biblical weather that 
has hit Australia over the past several months. 
He wrote, "when it rains over here it REALLY 
rains." I would imagine that, in addition to 
the floods, when you throw in a category 5 
Typhoon with sustained winds of 180mph, it 
must be a quite a lively place to live. 

I received a New Year's card with pictures 

of Gary and Cyndi Haselton's children 

and spouses, and two grandchildren. Cyndi 
also sent a rather moving note, and I thought 
that I'd share a share a portion of it: "Losing 
my friend, love, and co-captain of 40 years left 
me exhausted and uncertain how to proceed 
on this journey by myself. However it did not 
take long for me to realize that the best part 
of him lived on in our four great kids who 
helped transform the sadness of his passing 
into a celebration of his life. I thank everyone 
who came to the gatherings we held for him 
in Vermont and Maine because the memories 
we shared with them were wonderful therapy 
for us." 

That's about it folks, Spring Training has 
started and I'm starting to get dialed in. It's 
been a very long winter up here. Best, Ian 



Pamela Jo McElroy Toner 

223 Riverside Drive 

Fairfield, CT 06824-6930 


E. Scott Williams writes "In 
September we finally sold our home in Rhode 
Island and moved back to New Hampshire. 
Currently on the college tour with my 
daughter, Alexandra. My son, Rafe, wants to 
go to West Point which is good because one 
tuition is enough!" 

Steve James writes that he has been 
named the Head of the Charles Race Director 
2011 and 2012 after 10 years of being both 
a volunteer and competitor. There are over 
1,400 volunteers and 9,000 competitors. 
Congratulations, Steve! 

Lappin family (L to R): Danielle, Andy 72, Diane, Lauren and Alex 

Pamela D. Pandapas 

202 Central Street 

Rockland, MA 02370-2470 


Happy New Year, classmates! I hope this 
finds everyone happy and in good health. 
And I hope everyone had a good fall and 
winter. I did my usual fall yard clean-up with 
lots of raking and bagging of leaves. And 
the winter was a bear this year. I still can't 
believe all the snow. We finally relented and 
invested in a snow blower. After taking it on 
a test drive I couldn't believe it took so long 
to buy one! We also had a bit of damage with 
a huge branch falling on our fence and into 
the street. Rob had to shoulder that mishap 
as I was up at Sugarloaf enjoying some great 
skiing. Guilt much? Luckily I just missed 
being on the chairlift that fell on December 
28th. But I met up with Brit and her brother 
Ted (class of 1977) while there. They joined 
my brother's family and me at my brother's 
house for one of my big dinners. While I did 
see Ted up on the mountain with their brother 
Chris and one of the nephews, we all didn't 
have a chance to ski together. However, Brit 
and I did go out for a little cross country 
skiing and lunch on the mountain before 
we said our good-byes. Once again, it was 
great to see them so soon after our summer 
reunion in Maine last July. I remind you all, 
we are going to make every effort to have 
another "reunion" this July as well. Now for 
the news I have received from some of you: 
Dave Bohman tells me that he, wife 
Linda, and daughters Adrianna and Alexis 
returned from a trip to Disneyworld in late 
January. They just couldn't help wondering 
why they left Florida in the first place! Dave is 
enjoying, however, his life as an investigative 
reporter for WNEP-TV in Scranton. Recent 
investigations included a focus on how 
crime victims rarely receive full restitution 
despite judges' orders. Also he took a look 
at synthetic marijuana, which is sold legally, 
and the health problems it may be causing 
that regular marijuana does not cause. His 
research found that the synthetic stuff is 
more expensive, too, than the real stuff and 
cannot be detected in standard drug tests. 
Another report was on Iran and Afghanistan 
veterans and contractors who are suffering 
serious health issues from inhaling smoke 
from "Burn Pits", which are garbage trenches 
at the edge of military bases that are set on 
fire to burn the trash. All very interesting. 
Dave, like the rest of us in the northeast, is 

looking forward to the warm weather and 
visiting his many friends in the Boston area 
Sam Gill Hand writes that he and his 
team from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney 
recentiy joined the Fieldpoint Private Bank & 
Trust Co. in Greenwich, CT where they will 
continue to provide financial advisory and 
private banking services to affluent families. 
Sammy's family spent Christmas skiing 
at Mont Tremblant which is, I believe, in 
Quebec, Canada and had a wonderful time. 
His lovely wife, Beth, and his daughters, Anne 
(17), Leigh (15), and Charlotte (13) are doing 
very well. He and Beth are enjoying watching 
the girls play hockey and other sports for 
their respective schools. And Sam, don't 
worry about too much coverage of your news 
in the Archon. We love hearing from you and 
everyone for every issue! 

Brit Babcock says she is in a perpetual 
ADD mode and launching out in yet 
another direction by getting her Series 7 et 
al licenses and working with Morgan Stanley 
to accomplish that goal. She explains that 
she's "gotta live life to have something to talk 
about". She says she has run with the best of 
them in the entertainment industry, the law 
industry, launched several startups and has 
been fairly successful in real estate sales and 
development. But, more importantly, she says, 
she is on a new personal path, having recently 
broken things off with her third significant 
other, adding that she is always redefining. 
While she is in awe of people who live in long 
term relationships and continue to love their 
spouses or partners, for her everything is 
moving in the right direction. Brit writes that 
she had a great time reconnecting with many 
friends and classmates this year including 

Sam Gilliland, Mike Ponce, Andy 

Woodcock and their amazing families. She 
and I also enjoyed spending some very fun 
times this year, as I have said. Andy's father 
and Brit's father were best friends from their 
first grade year together so that with her 
friendship with Andy the legacy continues. 
After getting together it seems no time has 
passed. After seeing my brother, Kim, and 
me at Sugarloaf over Christmas, Brit said 
it brought back memories of skiing in Sun 
Valley, Idaho with us back in high school. She 
is hoping that Sam, Beth, and family will be 
visiting again as Bar Harbor was a blast last 
summer. And Mike Ponce, who with his 
family, spends summers on Mount Desert 
Island. And he gives the most unusual and 
spirited in-the-know tours of the area that 
can make anybody "ROTFL". Getting the 
whole crew together will be the order of the 
day. Brit asks,"Where are Barb Hallas and 
Gretchen Huffsmith when you need 

them?" Rich O'Leary says he had a fun 
time visiting Spencer Purinton and his 
wonderful family in Chatham last summer 
while on the Cape. He played golf with him, 
his son Tim, and his brother-in-law at the 
"awesome" Eastward Ho Club (home club 

of Dave Bohman who was MIA). At the 

time of Rich's writing he was planning on 
attending the Winter reception in NYC. He 
said he would write about that, too, but he 
never did. How was it Rich? 

Steve Dunfey is still involved in the 
art scene in Portsmouth. In fact, in early 
November he and his colleagues started work 
on the annual Joan Dunfey Show, named 
after his mother, and is located at the New 
Hampshire Art Association in Portsmouth. 
This show has prizes totaling $2000. Steve says 
it, although always good, has gotten better 
every successive year during its 10 years in 
existence. He is no longer on the Board but 
is still writing locally and is on the Board 
of the Seacoast Mental Health Center. He's 
also working on a radio show on WSCA FM. 
Steve doesn't know if you all remember but 
GDA used to have an FM station when we 
were there on which he was, in senior year, 
programming director. He reminds us that it 
was a low power WQLI FM in the basement 
of the Frost building. Is that still in existence? 
Anyone? Also among Steve's activities is his 
involvement in politics, although mostly 
from a peripheral position and with a limited 

Maria Gray has been union President 
of her local for a number of years. The 
Pentucket District encompasses 6 schools 
in 3 towns; Merrimac, Groveland, and West 
Newbury and keeps her very busy. As in all 
of public education, January is a particularly 
busy time of year preparing for FY 12 budget. 
They were at that time also negotiating new 
contracts as well. Maria points out that we 
may all see why it is that she loves to walk 
the beach and play the fiddle! It's a great 
way to "de-stress". Her son and daughter are 
busy with their respective careers. Jack is a 
producer and writer with CNN. Rose was 
relocating to Chapel Hill, NC in January, 
having accepted a position at UNC Hospital. 
This has provided Maria with a lovely new 
place to visit. Maria also writes that the best 
part of her professional life continues to be 
teaching second grade. Even after 25 years 
working with those "cherubs" it is, she says, 
the best job in the world. A large part of the 
fun of her teaching is using a lot of music in 
the year-long curriculum. And Maria extends 
her best wishes to all 

Gretchen Huffsmith and her 
partner, Cheryl, met in graduate school at 

Simmons College in 2001 where they were 
both pursuing MBA's. Upon their graduation 
they were eager to get out of the corporate 
rat race and into something that they could 
build on their own. They looked for over 2 
years for a B&B in New England, primarily in 
the Provincetown area of Cape Cod. Then in 
2009 they saw a piece on "Sunday Morning" 
on Asheville, North Carolina. They were 
intrigued and decided to check into the area. 
They went down in 2010 and fell in love with 
the weather, the town of Asheville, and the 
beautiful Smokey Mountains surrounding it. 
They also fell in love with a beautiful Inn with 
six cabins that sat smack dab in the middle 
of the mountains. The next day they went to 
meet the bankers from the bank that owned 
the property. This property was to go into 
bankruptcy the following day. Serendipity 
to be sure! They waited and waited and, 
like giving birth, nine months later they 
were the proud owners of a 5 room Inn in 
and an 1885 mansion with six cabins that 
stand on 13 acres of land surrounded by the 
mountains. They have been in the Inn since 
April 12th, 2010. Their first season was great 
and the response from their guests has been 
overwhelming. The idea that people can 
choose their own experience has become the 
competitive advantage. Gretchen describes 
this as a year-round destination. There is 
always something fun to do there and the 
landscape is beautiful with something always 
in bloom. In a word: Incredible! Gretchen 
and Cheryl invite everyone to visit their 
website at and 
to come and visit them any time. They say 
it is definitely worth the trip! Gretchen also 
says she misses her GDA pals and is sorry to 
have missed the 35th reunion but suggests a 
reunion inNC!!! 

Joel Narva has finally surfaced. He 
writes that he is now "retired" from teaching 
mathematics after some 25 years. He is 
spending most of his time playing music 
with Dreamdog. He also spends a lot his time 
working his two acre organic farm located on 
the edge of Eugene, Oregon called "Narvana 
Farms" with his wife Terry. Joel says he is 
having a great time and misses all of his 
classmates. Great to hear from you Joel! 

Terry Williams is currently the 
Assistant Director of the Lowell Small Business 
Assistance Center in Lowell, MA. Her work is 
helping people start their businesses. She is 
also helping to start a microloan program 
and has an opportunity to travel to Morocco 
to help set up a center there. Terry writes that 
she is actually enjoying life in Lowell. She 
occasionally bumps into Jim O'Donnell. 
And she is also competing in triathlons and 



has for a number of years. In her training she 

has bumped into Spencer Purinton who, 

she says, has become quite the swimmer. It's 
great to hear from you, too, Terry. 

Lisa Johnson wrote just to say she has 
nothing to write! But we know she is busy with 
her kids and her position at the Brookwood 
School. Keep up the good work, Lisa! 

Bud Rice and his wife are living at 
Lakefront Townhome in Reston, Virginia 
while they have some renovations done 
to their home. They plan to be back in 
their house by July. Bud is still working for 
Raytheon on military communications 
systems. He hits that magic age of 55 next year 
when he becomes eligible for early retirement 
with a pension. Bud says he was planning to 
be sailing on his boat in the Bahamas at this 
stage of his life but common sense overtook 
his wanderlust and he's holding out for the 
pension! All is well with his kids. His oldest, 
Devon, is in Engineering School, soon to be 
graduating and following in dad's footsteps. 
And younger son, Nick, is enjoying his early 
20's in Seattle and is serving his country in the 
Marine Corps. Good on you, Nick.. .you have 
our undying gratitude. Bud and the family are 
all well and he expresses the hope that all of 
us are as well. He does see Tim McClellan 
whenever he's in the Boston area. Tim is the 
only GDA survivor Bud has seen in a while 
and at the time of this writing he expected 
to see him when passing through on his way 
to a ski trip in Maine. Well, Bud, I guess that 
means you need to come to the reunions! 

Dian Entekhabi writes that he is 

"struggling" to put his daughter, Shahrzad, 
through TGA while his son is waiting in the 
wings. Shahrzad is now a junior and enjoying 
every minute of her TGA experience. She is 
paving the way for Amir Ali who is hoping to 
join her next year as a sophomore. Dian says 
he is sorry he has missed all the reunions... 
Iran is a bit of a hike... but hopes to attend at 

least one before he "can't walk anymore"!!! 

Spencer Purinton pays tribute to 

the fact that we don't always write because, 
rightly or wrongly, we are living rather normal 
mundane lives. He says "if we were marching 
in the streets of Cairo, accepting the Nobel 
Prize or climbing K2 we would be more apt to 
write in". I say all of us are living our lives and 
we all want to know what our classmates are up 
to. Hooyee on the big awards!!!! So that being 
said, Spencer is still living in Newburyport, 
commuting back and forth with freshman, 
Lucy, and sophomore, Eliza. Proud GDA... 
oops. ..TGA... parents. Spencer's youngest, 
Louisa, is banging the drums and enjoying 
her third grade year. With wife, Lisa, Spencer 
is very active in TGA activities. Lisa raises 
money from the Parents Association and he is 
on the 250th Anniversary Committee and the 
Governor's Council. Along with Lisa, Spencer 

is working with Lisa Johnson, Charlie 

Albert, and Rob Kaplan in reaching 
out to our classmates to stay involved both 
in a philanthropic capacity and in reunion 
participation. During the work week Spencer 
continues to manage a sales and marketing 
firm in Andover, MA. He is also a co-owner 
in three product identification companies 
located in Wareham, MA, Puerto Rico, and 
the Dominican Republic. Spencer stays in 

contact with Jamie White, Rob Kaplan, 
Greg Pope, Charlie Albert, and Lisa 

Johnson. He also gets together with Rich 

O'Leary and Terry Williams while 

summering in Boxford where they both swim 
for the local Master Swim program. 

Peter Richardson writes that his 

son Seth started his first year at The Berklee 
College of Music in January as a guitar 
student. He also recently had a workshop with 
Paul Simon which he claimed was "no big 
deal". Sounds pretty impressive to me! Wife 
Beth and he bought a house in Portland and 
will be moving there as soon as they sell their 

Joel Narva 75 and his band, Dreamdog 

Dreamdog is coming out to show off their sound, 

crafted with pulse, passion & poetry. 

Come see, come hear, come sway in your seats. 

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house in Cape Elizabeth. Pete says he had a 
great time at the reunion and would like to 
take Ellen up on the invitation to join the class 
of '76 for cocktails but he and Beth will be in 
Barcelona celebrating their 30th anniversary. 
Jim O'Donnell writes that although he 
made only a cameo appearance at our 35th he 
had a great time. He says he's sorry he missed 
the "real" party on Saturday night. He would 
be very interested in a combined reunion next 
time around. He also expressed gratitude to 
all those who put so much effort into putting 
on the reunion that is so "much easier said 
than done". 

Paula Sekora McNutt writes that 

she will come out of the Palm Trees and 
respond.. Wow, she says. After reading all 
the replies to my big Valentine blunder (my 
words, not hers!) she felt as if she stepped into 
a time machine and was once again at GDA 
in 73. She is inspired but Byfield is so far 
from Melbourne Beach, Florida she seriously 
doubts that she will be at the reunions. Paula, 
TRY! But if it's impossible we still love hearing 
from you. 

So that is what I have heard for this time 
around. Again, I hope everyone is well and 
happy. Have a great spring and summer. You 
will all hear from me again this fall when I will 
urge you to share all of your news with your 




Carol Ann Goldberg-Aydin 

301 E 94th Street Apt 24B 
New York, NY 10128-4718 

I know I say this to you each and every 
year, but HOW did we reach our 35th reunion 
so quickly? I can account for the years, but it's 
all gone by so fast. Please save the weekend 
of June 10-12th, 2011, to celebrate in Byfield 
with our classmates 

We are making plans to be with the 
classes of 1975 and 1977 on Friday evening 
on campus, as well as a gathering for our class 
at The Grog. David and Laurel Abusamra 
will be our honored guests at our dinner 
on Saturday evening; as many of you know, 
David will be retiring from The Governor's 
Academy this year, so we are thrilled that he 
has agreed to be with our gang for reunion 
weekend. A bunch of us plan to run in the 
traditional pie race, so get out your runnin' 

Please, if you have never come to a 
reunion, or even if you haven>t kept in touch 

Spring 2011 51 

for a while, or you have other trepidations, 
please push them all aside. We all want to 
see you!! Really. It's not just me your class 
secretary of a bazillion years! Let us see if 
we can make this reunion the most attended 
one ever by our class. It's so darn gorgeous 
on campus and I imagine, with all this snow, 
once it melts, it will make way for magnificent 
flowers and lush marsh lands. I was at 
campus in October photographing all over 
Byfield and I swear, it is prettier than I ever 
remember. See vou soon! 


Carolyn L. Nissi 

102 Haseltine Street 

Bradford, MA 01835-7726 


No news to report. 


Bradford D. Clark 

Ascension Church 

31 County Street 

Ipswich, MA 01938-2224 


Greetings Classmates of '78. Thank you to 
those who sent in notes. Some of you I am 
hearing from for the first time since taking 
on this secretarial role. Very cool. And for 
others, I am posting notes and photos that, 
yes, I screwed up in not including the last 
time around! 

So, first off from Tad Higgins, who 

is still totally smitten with his wife and 
classmate, Jamie Purinton, we get the 
hand-written, snail mail, card with these 
words: "Hey Brad... Hello Fellow Classmates. 
I'm still alive — trying to be the only one not 
to be on Facebook — or the internet, for that 
matter..., ever!" 

And then comes this bit of news from 
that feisty fellow classmate, Patty M i 1 1 i g a n 
Taylor: Hey Clarkie... The reason I don't 
send news is because I'm protesting the name 
change. I am proud to be a graduate of GDA, 
not GA. I am sending my family Christmas 
letter mainly because my Dad died this year 
and a lot of Govies knew him. He was a great 
guy. . .and I miss him greatly and thought you 
guys should know he's gone. Hope all is well 
with you. If you or anyone heads Chicago way, 
our door is always open. (Patty's contact info 
is: 3008 Stonegate Dr. Crystal Lake, II 60012 
/ / 815-455-0470). 

Mary Alexandra Mackay-Smith 
Keirstead has been in touch with me, 
especially inasmuch as I am serving now as 
the Rector of her childhood Episcopal Church 
in Ipswich, MA. She sends in this great photo 
of her and her husband, James, and these 
news notes: Winter chill in Charlotte, North 
Carolina! Still representing the Duke Energy 
education outreach in elementary schools, 
teaching kids to conserve energy. Turn off 
the lights! Husband James and kids, Nik and 
Cecilia, are well, can't believe how much older 
everyone is getting--not me, though! 

I sent a note of apology to Andy 
Stephenson months ago upon realizing I 
had forgotten to submit this great photo of 
him and his family (from last August). Can 
anyone who remembers Andy at GDA see 
Andy at 16yrs. standing next to that bald 
guy? "Hey Brad, The blonde fellow is our AFS 
student from Denmark, Silas Skibsholt, who 
seems to be fitting in nicely. This image was 
taken atop Schoodic Mountain overlooking 
Bar Harbor the day after he arrived. Since 
then, he's joined Ellsworth High's soccer 
team and taken part in some of my favorite 
hobbies, including fly fishing and archery. 

As for me, I've had a busy summer. I've 
had some great fishing, including fly fishing 
for brook trout in Baxter State Park. For 
anyone looking for an outdoor experience, 
I can't think of a better place to hike, bike, 
or boat. Also, I've installed a new floor and 
painted a few bedrooms in our house. I've 

installed a bunch of new windows while 
helping a friend renovate his house. And 
I'm putting the finishing touches on a lovely 
rowboat I've been building for about a year. 
All this has kept me from sailing much, but 
I have had a couple nice days on the water as 
well. So, I feel blessed. I hope to see you and 
many of our mutual friends at our next big 
reunion. Until then, take care. 

Andy Robinson is great at staying in 
touch and sharing news. So the latest from 
Andy: "Still operating my little environmental 
consulting firm. We're busy; but that doesn't 
necessarily equate to profit.. .oh, well. In fact! 
Marty Doggett and I have spoken recently with 
regard to Catalyst, The Governor's Academy 
Summer Science Internship Program! This 
is an environmental study program, like, 
thing.. .not too sure really. I'm piecing 
together a program for the Academy that 
will involve eager up-coming seniors in 
some type of environmental/science-based 
internships. I jumped at the chance when Ike 
gave me a call. I mean, how wonderful is he?! 
Anyway, I'm moving forward on that, albeit, 
a tad slower than I desire. Nice to be given a 
chance to give back a bit. My daughter Haley 
is 14; and my son Matthew is 17, looking at 
colleges these days. Matthew and I ran up to 
Middlebury College in Vermont to visit with, 
you guessed it, Bob Clagett, to pick his brains 
on the admissions business. You know, Bob 
was our German teacher at GDA. He's now 
dean of admissions at Middlebury. Nice! 
We had a great time! Still one of the best 
people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. 
Oh, I dunno, I'm still helping people with 
contaminated properties. Enjoying my new 
single life. Tippin' a few Bass Ales every now 
and then with friends and working a lot. I 
guess that's the bulk of it. My love to all; and, 
I gather you'll need to shorten this one a bit; 
so, feel free. Enjoy!" 

An update from Bray Walsh: I have 
been employed as the Superintendent of 
The Proprietors of the Lowell Cemetery for 
the past 16 years. I am a Past President of 
the Massachusetts Cemetery Association 

Mary Alexandra Mackay-Smith Keirstead 78 and 
husband, James 

Andy Stephenson 78 has been working around the house and on his rowboat 



and am currently serving as a Director of 
the New England Cemetery Association. 
For those who are interested, our cemetery 
website is The 
majority of the photos on the website were 
taken by me and my love for photography 
began at GDA in a photo class I took there. 
I have spoken with Drukker and Kak via 
e-mail and hope to meet up with them this 
summer. I was married to Darlene Hannigan 
aboard our new boat last summer in Salem 
Sound, Misery Island and have included a 
photo of the day. I hope the entire class is well 
and I cherish the time we all spent together at 
Governor Dummer Academy. 

And finally, from Rolf Dammann... 

he and I have been in touch and he will be 
sending notes in for the next round of the 
Archon. In the meantime, be well, Rolf. Your 
ex-step father sends his best from the next 
lane over from mine at the YMCA pool in 
Ipswich. What a character! Must help explain 
that unique personality of yours, Rolf. 

Always a kick to hear from fellow 
classmates. While you're Facebooking out 
there (apart from Tad!), remember to send 
me notes too. Yes, you can also find me on 
Facebook: Brad D. Clark 



Troy A. Dag res 

6 Henderson Circle 

Newburyport, MA 01950-3406 


No news to report. 

Lynne E. Durland 

1 1 4 West Road 

Londonderry, NH 03053-3141 



No news to report. 




Kathryn A. Shilale 

18 Longmeadow Road 

Medfield, MA 02052-1017 


David Critics writes "Enjoying life 
on the Potomac — crabs, oysters, some great 
wine and a whole lot more sunshine than 
in Belgium. Great to hear from Dan Cooke 
again. Best wishes to all for 201 1." 

Vinca Ingraham Russell's first 

grandchild will be born in April. "Still at 
Amgen, still in California, sorry to have to 
miss the 30th love to all." 

Lisa Louden says "I'll be at reunion, 
can't wait to see everyone. All is well here. 
Kasey turns 7 in two weeks and she is keeping 
me young (we are actually going skiing again 
tomorrow - yuck). Still at State Street in 
Enterprise Risk Management (5 years now) 
but would love to make a move now that the 
jobs situation is brightening." 

Jenny Graf writes "Really looking 
forward to Reunion!!! Daughter Abby is 
enjoying her freshman year at Goucher 
College. My partner John and I enjoyed a 
wonderful visit with her this past October to 
attend Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity- a 
complete blast! I'm hoping a lot of classmates 
will make it back for Reunion. We've been 
having fun planning the weekend- hope all 
81ers have their calendars marked! See you 
in June!" 

Clarissa Dane Hughes is "Looking 

forward to Reunion! Congrats to Vinca 

on the first GG-to-be!!! Hope to see Lyn 
McCarthy Cole!!! Hope everyone is 
doing well! AND attended the end of JJ's 
baby shower via SKYPE and beautiful Vinca 
gave me a tour of the magnificent house. 
Skype is AMAZING!!! So fun!" 

Looking forward to seeing everyone at 
our 30th Reunion. Check out who's attending 
on Facebook. 


Nancy Lord Wickwire 

78 Smith Road 

Bedford, NH 031 10-6322 


Nancy Wickwire: Although it was on 

my calendar, I did forget all about the Archon 
until I got my last minute reminder from 
Dionne Kelly yesterday, reminding me that 
the notes are due today! So this is what I sent 
out to all my GDA email addresses: 

Well. I let this deadline sneak up on me. 
My notes are due tomorrow. So, let's make 
this the Archon: Slice of Life Edition. Very 
easy. Please hit reply and answer this question: 
WEEK IN YOUR LIFE? Here's my answer, 
just to get the ball rolling: 

My husband is going to Phoenix for a 
weekend with his siblings & parents, and 
I will be spending the long weekend alone 
with the kids. We're skiing at Waterville on 
Saturday; Eddie (15+) has ski team practice 
with his Bedford Bobcats Special Olympics 
Team. Layla (12) finally has a Saturday with 
no basketball game so she gets to ski with 
me! I'm in my 14th year as Deputy Clerk of 
Court for Hillsborough County. I took all 
but Tuesday off from work, as it is school 
vacation week. On Wednesday the kids and I 
head down to Chelmsford to spend the night 
at Martha's house, so we can hit the Museum 
of Science Thursday morning and miss the 
crowds, (or at least so that we can miss SOME 
of the crowds) (did I mention it's school 
vacation week). Other than that we have no 

L to R: Lyle Stephenson, Silas Skibsholt, Andy 

Stephenson '78, Nate Stephenson and 

Rebecca Leamon 


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Bray Walsh '78 and his bride, Darlene Hannigan 


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Sally Degan and her family 

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particular plans but there will probably be 
some teenagers sleeping until 10 am (longer 
if I would let them) and probably a trip to the 
movies and another day skiing somewhere. 
Also I have 5 zip lock bags of either roasted 
pureed tomatoes in my freezer that I plan 
SOMEDAY to use in my first attempt at home- 
made, slow cooked marinara sauce. Probably 
should do that this week. But probably won't! 
There. That was easy. Now you try it. Hope to 
have 25 responses by noon tomorrow so I can 
type em up and send em in! Cheers, Nancy 

Well as of 1 p.m. I have TWENTY ONE 
responses, which I believe is a record, leading 
me to conclude that I should just do this 
every time I need notes for the Archon! Here 
they are, unedited: 

Demetri Vlahoulis: Greetings 

everyone. Ok, it's been a long week and I need 
a break from the legal grind and this warm 
SoCal weather. I'm loading up my pickup 
tomorrow and heading 377 miles north of 
Encinitas so I can enjoy the new snow that the 
Sierras are getting as we speak. Time to break 
out the powder skis and enjoy Mammoth 
Mountain for three days at its best for 
Presidents weekend. When I return its back 
to work and the surf; oh and running with my 
Welsh Terrier Coco. 

John Thomas: Hello all, I have an 
exciting week ahead. Wednesday I head to 
Utah for a ski vacay and am happy to report 
the weather is shaping up nicely. This will be 
a well-deserved break from the madness of 
the USMC specifically and DC in general. 
Am hoping the doors are still open when I get 
back! I have been working for the last several 
years as an IT consultant to the Marine Corps' 
Network Operations Center. We are neck 
deep in a big transition so it is very exciting. 
I have become quite an expert in government 
IT policy and acquisition. I am fortunate to 
have two very smart and healthy kids and 
all is well. I am always glad to hear that my 
classmates are thriving. 

Karen Jantzen: Next week I will 

be snowshoeing in the White Mountains; 
skiing at Mt. Sunapee with Phoebe (age 12), 
reading Doak's (Jr at NYU) latest published 
article in the NY Daily News, envying Zakry's 
mid-week parties at Newport Beach, CA 
(Freshman at Chapman University); and 
crossing my fingers as I now share the car 
with Zoe (Sophomore in HS). Somewhere in 
there I'll be writing a paper for class (3/4 way 
through my Masters) and working. 

Trina Chiara: Hi Nance!!! What a great 
question! Our kids are in school next week 
but given your very exciting reply, I need 
to think of something. If I were to fantasize 
(Archon rated) I would get to see all my old 

GDA friends I think of so often and miss so 

Paula Veale: Headed to Puerto Rico 
for a little sun and much needed rest. Say hi 
to Martha for me. XO (Ed. Note: now this is 
a girl who knows how to enjoy a February 

Barbara Mackey-Smith: That's an 

easy one: Looking forward to spending some 
time next week in Tahoe skiing with my 
husband Mike and kids Rachael and Nathan. 
After 80 degree weather a week ago, it's been 
raining for three days so the snow should be 
great! Still on furlough from United, waiting 
for a new F/A contract, but filling my time 
with part-time work, riding, and the kids. 

Barbara Bobby Low: Natalie (3 1/2 

yrs.) and Cooper (13 months) (see photo) 
keep Stacey and me pretty busy. .Coached a 
soccer game on lower field near La Factorie 
this fall, and remember (not so fondly) how 
relentless the mosquitoes used to be. Snooped 
around in the French Building, and flashed 
back to watching 7pm MASH on that TV 
perched on top of the vending machine... 
Had breakfast with Charlie Sullivan the 
other day, and recently heard from Chuck 

Barrett and John Leary. Run into Ben 
Snyder (Asst Head at Nobles) every once in 
a while, and stay in touch with Peter Kravchuk 
(former Govs admissions & hockey coach) 
regularly. Was talking about Heb the other 
day to a fellow lacrosse coach. Heb and Andy 
are still two of the best coaches I've seen. Ever. 
Ted Larned: All right, so we all know 
what Bob's spending his time doing. My little 
family in Grand Haven, MI is in a little bit 
different place at this point. This weekend, 
we will be going to ballet class, indoor soccer 
game, and basketball game. Unfortunately, 
we will NOT be going skiing as the last two 
days of warm weather have melted almost 
all of our snow. Hope you have better luck 
Nancy. During the week, I am in the midst 
of a very interesting project. After 10 years of 
helping Herman Miller learn and implement 
the Toyota Production System in their 
office furniture business, I have transferred 
to Herman Miller Healthcare. In order to 
better understand our customers, we have 
partnered with a local health system and I am 
working with them to learn how the Toyota 
approach to improvement can be used to 
improve their processes and outcomes and 
to reduce their costs. I'm really enjoying 
the challenge of learning how to apply my 
experience in a different industry. Terry, my 
wife, continues to enjoy her work as a middle 
school counselor and coach of her school's 
adventure race team. Our son Carter (9) is 
in third grade and daughter, Charlotte (5) is 

in kindergarten. My best to all. Hope you are 
having a fun winter. 

Claire Danaher: Long weekend up 

here in Canada, Monday being Family Day 
(contrived by the socialists to give everyone 
a February Holiday). Plans for the weekend 
include pedicures with my six year old, book 
shopping with my 13 year old, date night 
with my husband, church on Sunday and a 
trip to Stratford for some store browsing in 
the afternoon (everyone know Stratford; 
that's where the Biebs is from!). Next Friday 
and Saturday, I'm playing Neil Young songs 
for two benefit concerts, one for the regional 
mental health association and one for the 
local folk festival. In between, I take the girls 
to their horseback riding and karate lessons. 

Marshall Ro we: I am going to be here 
on Lookout Mountain, Georgia by myself as 
my wife is going to a baby shower for her niece 
this weekend in North Carolina. I will be 
working on taxes this weekend as we need to 
come up with some moola for our daughters' 
college education. Fortunately, we have 
played the tuition remission game pretty well. 
My wife teaches at Chattanooga Christian 
School where we have two daughters and I 
work at Covenant College where our other 
daughter is now going. If you want to see a 
well behaved employee, check me out over 
the next six years which will get all three 
girls through college. As for this weekend, 
Extreme Makeover is in town and so we 
will probably go to the site in hopes that the 
girls can catch a glimpse of Ty Pennington! 
I heard that Bobby Low is a huge fan of Ty 
Pennington as well. 

Heather Ryan: Hamilton's Feb. 
vacation week was cancelled next week 
because we've already had 1 1 snow days this 
winter. Actually we've had 5 snow days and 6 
snow removal days so our school roofs don't 
collapse. Once we were told it would take days 
to remove the snow, the kids and I (hubby had 
to work) hopped on a plane 6 hours later and 
took off to Florida... no lines, inexpensive, 
warm... a great trip. Carpe Diem! 

Karen Chinca: Next week I am going 
to Stowe with my 2 kids and husband for 
school vacation week. We are looking forward 
to some skiing and relaxation and getting 
away from Brookline. 

Dave Schwartz: Hanging out with 
my wife, Courtney (just married October), 
and our two schnauzers, Ozzie and Betty 
in our home in Bethesda, MD. My 12-year 
old son, Jake (who thinks he is "too cool for 
school" and is a "gym rat"), will be with us 
this weekend and hanging out, in between 
going to the gym and playing with his winter 
b-ball team. I just dropped my 14-year old 



daughter, Josie, off at the airport, where she 
is headed to Ft. Lauderdale with her fancy 
soccer team, allegedly to play in a tournament 
(when they are not lounging on the beach). 
And probably fitting in a little legal work as 
well (still at Latham after all of these years 
doing the DC lawyer thing). 

Scott McGuire: Nance, I am on a 
bus now heading up the Swiss Alps. 8 hours 
of travel from London! I could have been in 
Boston by now. With 3 young kids, wife and a 
nanny who cannot speak English, I can only 
equate my travels to herding a squadron of 
flying cats! I look forward to Swenson and 
his family joining us in Switzerland next 
month. Let me know if any of you happens 
to be traveling through London, (ed. note: 
leaving in his phone # so you can call ahead 
when you do travel to London) M. Scott 
Maguire Mobile: +44 (0) 7768 636 766 
John Nye: I just back from a long weekend 
skiing in Truckee, CA. After six weeks of no 
snow, they received 4' almost the moment my 
plane departed. UGH!! We did have 55 degree 
sunny weather... spring skiing in February. 
This week, The Family Nye is off to Colonial 
Williamsburg for the annual Antiques Forum. 
We'll stop at Mount Vernon for a behind 
the scenes tour Saturday and then continue 
on. The girls plan on dressing in colonial 
garb while Kathy and I attend the lectures. 
The highlight will be hooking up with Bill 
Hutchinson Thursday afternoon. Pretty 
cool, huh? Our son, Tupper, is now a freshman 
at UVM. Hannah is in 8th grade and won the 
lead in Annie in her middle school play. She's 
practicing for the April performances. Avery 
is in 4th grade and was just accepted to the 
New Jersey Honors Chorus. 

Derrick Perkins: Hi All. I spent 

last weekend at a much anticipated ski 
weekend with Michele and my two boys. 
Unfortunately I decided last week that I 
should practice before heading out; so I went 
to a local hill and broke my ribs. I spent the 
weekend lying on a couch reading a book in 
the lodge. It was fun watching the kids anyway; 
they learned to out-ski me quite a while ago. 
We have spent most of this year in Flushing, 

Michigan as I am starting a machine shop 
there; but we will be returning to NH for the 
summer season. 

Jeff Leavitt: Things are going well 
here in Hampton/Portsmouth. Glad to see 
the snow starting to melt. The car business 
is starting to come back around and all the 
snow we've had this year has meant more 
bumpers and fenders going out the door. This 
weekend is filled with hockey. My youngest, 
Ian, is finishing his final season as a bantam 
and (I can't believe this) getting ready to 
move up to the high school team next year. 
My other 3 are all grown up and on their own 
now... so empty nest syndrome here I come. 
Also waiting for the trout streams to open up 
and do some fishing with my father and Ian. 
Happy to see everyone else doing so well too. 

Chapman Mayo: Alright Nance - I 

don't want to disappoint I'm in the same boat 
with Ted (the other GDA Maine to Midwest 
transplant - how'd that happen?) - no skiing 
unfortunately in my weekend. The twin cities 
also saw a lot of snow melt over the last week. 
Next Tuesday, however, parents are racing 
against my son's high school slalom team. 
Should be good fun as long as no parent tears 
an ACL. My weekend will be dedicated to the 
8th grade play, where my daughter has the 
leading role as the oracle in Aesop's Fables. 
Three shows, tonight, Saturday and Sunday 
afternoon. My wife, Lohini, and I have been 
running the intermission concessions for the 
last few years. Regards to all. 

Sally Degan: (see photo) Hello all - 
this was a great way to motivate everyone! 

Spent last night at the goldsmith's 
designing custom wedding bands - I finally 
heard the words "will you marry me". My 
girlfriend of six years proposed last weekend. 
You can guess what the week to come will 
be filled with. Other than that the coming 
week will be a mix of work - I own my own 
architectural practice in Lexington, MA which 
you can check out at www.spacecraftarch. 
com , golf lessons (I play more than I like to 
admit during the summer) and keeping my 
12 year old son occupied during his school 
break. The attached photo is a bit old but 

Cooper Low, son of Bobby Low '82 

Clara, daughter of John Krigbaum '82 

r* ~-l 

you will see my three favorite things - Parker, 
Alison and evidence of a golf outing in our 
company golf attire! 

John Krigbaum: Folks! The 

Krigbaum family is well in north central FLA. 
My wife Denise and 2.5-year-old daughter 
Clara are an absolute joy. Tenure truly takes 
the edge off and research and teaching 
biological anthropology and archaeology at 
the University of Florida is mostly a privilege, 
at times a challenge. We love to travel but 
also love visitors--Gainesville is worth the 
extra mile if you're visiting Disney World! 
Next weekend I'm heading up to Burlington, 
VT to test the snow and participate in a 
concert reunion with my UVM a cappella 
singing group, the Top Cats. I'm also hosting 
an internet radio called Hope & Anchor on Check it out! Makes me 
reminisce about the old GDA radio station in 
the basement of Frost that got dismantled in 
1979 — does anyone remember that? 

THIS JUST IN! Late breaking 
contributions (at 1:48 p.m.) from Bill 
"Hutch" Hutchinson and FIRST 

Brian Freeman!! Yippee. Here they are: 
Bill Hutchinson: Thank you for reaching 
out and connecting all of us! Tomorrow my 
wife Melissa and I fly out to Denver for a long 
weekend. We will visit a good college buddy 
of mine, drive up Pike's Peak and see the world 
at 14 thousand feet, hit the bunny slopes and 
then play in the city itself. Life is good. Emily 
( 1 5 ) , Joe ( 1 3 ) and Marley (10) take after their 
maternal side and are beautiful, athletic and 
intelligent. I dread when/if the paternal side 
of their genetics emerges later in college... 
Looking forward to grabbing a bite and 
catching up with Nye next Thursday. He is 
in Williamsburg which is about an hour from 
me. We will revisit cold muddy afternoons 
on the lacrosse practice field, hearing Mr. 
Evan's ask, with a filterless Camel in the 
corner of his mouth, if we were off to "dens 
of inequity" when signing my weekend pass 
and other character forming moments from 
the early eighties. 

Brian Freeman: Well, I'm up at my 

farm in western Massachusetts this weekend, 
watching the snow melt (and hoping it stays 
on the outside of the roof), and praying that 
the old barn (circa. 1847) remains standing. 
There is still too much snow in the back 
yard and fields for Titus and Perikles (my 
English Setters) to play outside, so instead 
they are chasing each other crazily around 
the house. I figured I had to buy a place 
up here to experience the true Connecticut 
lifestyle (since pretty much everyone in 
Greenwich has a house somewhere in 

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the North Country— not to mention the 
Caribbean, the Rockies, and Europe). As a 
teacher the particular advantage is that I get 
to escape from school (and the Greenwich 
scene) and commune with nature as I grade 
innumerable essays (this weekend's crop: 
on Great Expectations, As I Lay Dying, and 
The Talented Mr. Ripley). I continue to love 
teaching (except for the aforementioned 
essays). That's about all I can think of to 
write. Best wishes to everybody. 

John "JP" Parker: This response 
as with most, if not all, of my academic 
assignments is being submitted late. Only 
missing the deadline by 5 hours. On a positive 
note, controlled substances had nothing to do 
with the delay. I will be making a big batch of 
chili for a cook-off at church. I was elected 
elder at my church proving that indeed 
God does work in mysterious ways. For all 
the lacrosse fans out there: feel free to join 
me watching my beloved Duke Blue Devils 
play lacrosse on ESPN on Sunday. They play 
Notre Dame, a re-match of the national 
championship game last year. I am a devout 
Duke hoops fan, as well. Tess our 11 year 
old will start lacrosse this spring, as well as 
ride her horse. Cameron (13) will be playing 
Softball, and being critical of the casting 
choices for the upcoming "Hunger Games" 
movie. Mom (Suzanne) and I celebrate 20 
years marriage on April 20th. In the words 
of my late father, "they said it couldn't be 
done... "Dad passed on Dec. 11th, 2010. My 
brother Max and I were at his side. We don't 
ski. Good chance I will go to Costco. No 
snow on the ground — so yard work seems 
inevitable. I have a small yard care business so 
multiple yards will be involved. It was great 
fun hearing about everyone's lives. Take care 
until next time. 

Howard Moore: I have never written 
into The Archon. Reading the most recent 
issue and Nancy's e-mail inspired me. All 
is well in New York, where I've lived since 
1989. Overall, not a bad ride. I live with my 
partner, Louis Capponi, a physician who 
manages medical information technology 
for New York City's public hospital system. 
Weekdays are busy, and we spend weekends 
in Millbrook, NY, where we're undergoing 
an endless renovation. Basically, we have a 
kitchen with a house attached. Lobster souffle 
and martinis are specialties. Stop in sometime 
and we'll fill you up: 
We have neither a child nor a dog, but we have 
plans to put in a garden. I study Italian with 
four friends and a private tutor. We drink 
more wine than we speak Italian. Sometimes 
we get on a plane and go somewhere. It's 
often to Rome. Twenty- two (!) years later, I 

find myself by day the managing director 
of Publicitas North America. We represent 
international media to advertisers based in 
the US. Should you wish to advertise in Le 
Monde, the Nikkei, the Times of India, Elle 
Italia, or other non-US media — online or in 
print — I can hook you up. It's often great 
fun, and sometimes we turn a buck. I'm not 
in touch with many Governors. I think of 
David Brackbill sometimes. He should 

be with us today. I thank Brandon Clark 

for his valiant effort to get me to the 25th 

reunion. Hello Jeanne Bateman! I was 
not a good pen pal. Fred Macdonald had 
a great story 10 years ago when I saw him in 
Santa Monica, and I suspect he has a better 
one now. I still can't get over the rebranding. 
My ancestor lane Dummer Sewall was a 
cousin (once removed) of the Academy's 
founder, Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor 
William Dummer. We're not proud of this, 
but her son Samuel was a judge in the Salem 
Witch Trials. Maybe that's what bothered the 
marketing committee. And what am I doing 
this weekend, you ask? Leaving momentarily 
for X-C skiing in New Hampshire. You can 
take the boy out of New Hampshire, but... 
you know the rest. Salute a tutti! 

Phil Parry: Today I'm sitting in my 
office completing the draft of a lawsuit which 
I hope to file no later than Monday. My wife 
Denise is working out front in the reception 
area, answering the phone, responding to 
emails and organizing details for upcoming 
real estate closings. Our lives are hectic, 
because Denise attends law school at night 
(she's in her second year) and our family 
is always on the go. Our oldest daughter, 
Stephanie, is 24 years old and has graduated 
from Endicott College with a degree in 
interior design. Hopefully she will find a job 
in her field soon. She lives in Gloucester with 
a friend. Our second daughter, Emily, left 
yesterday morning for a 10 day trip to the 
Virgin Islands with her boyfriend's family 
and friends. She is 17 years old, and yes, it is 
a heavily chaperoned trip. Damned right it 
is. She took a few extra days off from school 
(school vacation begins next week.) She 
attends Pentucket High School as a junior. 
Our son Charles is a sophomore at Kimball 
Union Academy. He graduated last year 
from Cardigan Mountain School (a point 
sure to pique Bobby Low's interest.) He is 15 
years old and is currently on the Ski Team. 
Unfortunately for him, he has no vacation 
travel plans. Our youngest child is Philip who 
attends Cardigan as a seventh grader, (again 
take note Bobby Low) and he is the athlete 
in the family. He's currently playing on the 
basketball team. He is 13 years old. He will 

be travelling to Costa Rica in two weeks on a 
school-sponsored trip during his vacation. I 
get to travel as far away as Salem, MA when 
it's time to go to Court. As a side note, I 
often see Rick Morse '83 and his wife at 
Cardigan; their son Chad is an eighth grader. 
It's heavily rumored that Chad is an awesome 
LAX player and snowboarder (according to 
my son and his friends.) This weekend I'm 
going to KUA and Cardigan to check out 
Saturday sports. It's been great to kill time 
and read about all of your interesting lives. 
That's it for now. Email me any time. 

Mark Rasbury: Hey Nancy, my new 
email address is marc_rasbury@yahoo. 
com. Between jobs right now. Doing some 
freelance jounalism work, but still looking 
for a full time engineering/construction 
management job. However, if something 
pops up in the media arena, I would look into 
that as well. Caught up with Todd Darden 
and Andre LeFluer when UCONN played 
St. Johns at MSG. 

Sloan Tyler: We are enjoying Honolulu. 
Our 3 kids wonder why the spelling of Main 
Street is become as complex as Kalanianaole 
Highway. Something about spelling 

challenges. I am managing to fit work with 
18 holes of golf and the beach. And yes, I still 
do laundry in paradise. I enjoy working for 
the Coast Guard and have transitioned from 
Staff judge advocate positions to emergency 
preparedness planning. My husband enjoys 
command of the mighty CGC RUSH. Best of 
luck to Claire in the London Music Awards! 
"Minnie Me" Low, Hutch, and the rest of you 
all - rock on! 

LAST BUT NOT LEAST (late breaking 
entry now at 7:40 pm) (what part of "noon 
deadline" was unclear?): Will Friend: Hey 
from 8500 feet. Have been in Denver all week 
on business and capped it off with a day of 
back country skiing today at Steamboat. 
Headed home tonight on the red eye and 
hope to stay awake long enough tomorrow 
to watch son Will's(ll) hockey game. His 
home ice is GDA's new rink so we're there 
on campus every weekend. No plans for the 
rest of the weekend, just looking forward to 
being home with family. Emily just turned 16 
in lanuary and is keeping us busy learning to 
drive. Ran into Kevin Hulse at GDA a couple 
of weeks ago as his son was playing a game 
before my son's. I also see Annie-L a bit as her 
son is at the same school as Will. Nice to hear 
from everyone. 


Danielle L. Jacobs 

91 Pond Street 

Marblehead, MA 01945-2604 


Catherine E. Eveleth 

1 13 Hawthorne Road 

Fulton, NY 13069-4525 

From the Class of '83 LUC Levensohn 

writes: "I just came back from the Adirondack 
Mountain Club's Winter Mountaineering 
School. Attached photo is from the summit 
of Wright Mountain with my friend Fred 
Rossi. We're headed to the White Mountains 
this weekend to teach mountaineering skills 
to my son and 6 other scouts from Troop 3. 
Having a blast, trying to enjoy every minute 
of this awesome winter! 

The rest of the class must be hibernating 
with all the snow we are getting. Word has 
it there may be a class dinner at Ten Center 
Street in Newburyport at the end of April; I 
will keep you posted and please contact me if 
you are interested in helping to organize. Stay 
warm; the crocuses will be blooming soon! xo 


Harry S. Taormina 

1706 Vinton Circle 

Chesapeake, VA 23323-6664 


No news to report. 


Nathalie E. Ames 

P.O. Box 114 

Mesa, CO 81643-01 14 


Victoria M. de Lisle is doing fine 

in New Orleans and getting ready for Mardi 
Gras! I bought another horse in November 
(Ashbury) so now I have a bench of two. 
With a little luck and practice we will be in 
Kentucky at the Horse Park for some of the 
summer show jumping series. On another 
note, I was just appointed to my law firm's 
board of directors which I am excited about. 

Dinah Daley Sullivan and her family 

are now living on Bainbridge Island, WA and 
enjoying every minute of it! Their two boys, 
Henry and Porter are doing well! She sees 

Esmee Huggard Williams periodically 

who is still enjoying her job at 
I hope everyone is having a great spring! I am 
happy to let everyone know I am engaged 
and getting married on July 3, 2011 in Mesa, 
Colorado! I am getting married to Michael 
Sweet and will be changing my last name 
after the wedding. My daughter, Laura (16), 
is excited to have a step sister, Riley Rae Sweet 
(13) and a step brother, Michael Sweet (6). It 
has been fun planning the wedding! We still 
love to travel and just booked two family 
trips: Mexico in May and to the Arctic (via 
Norway) at the end of July. We will take our 
honeymoon (alone!) later in the year to a 
warm destination... I will keep you posted! 



Paul B. Nardone 

190 Summer Street 

Lynnfield, MA 01940-1857 


I hope that all of you are going to be 
able to make it back to Byfield for our 25th 
Reunion weekend scheduled for June 10-12. 
Be on the lookout for additional information 
with details on Reunion Weekend 
activities. Monique Proulx created a 
to Reunion Weekend 20 11 " so be sure to check 
it out of your on Facebook. Thanks Monique! 
I received a few more updates than 
usual so thanks for taking the time to 
let us know how you're doing. I look 
forward to hearing from more of you. 

Kim Mooney McNulty: I have 

moved to Topsfield and recently ran 
into Robbie Stud ley at Ferncroft 
Country Club. He has two adorable twins! 

Suzanne Wolfgang: I move to 

Great Pond Road in North Andover. 
Looking forward to reunion weekend. 

Kim Carey Rochford: Looking 

forward to seeing everyone in June! 

Jen (Glesmann) Arthur: I live in 

Andover and have been there for about 10 
years now. My son, Jeffrey, is seven, and he 
loves sports and Legos. Last year I went back 
to work full-time and I am a third grade 
teacher at Glen Urquhart School in Beverly 
Farms. (Before the birth of my son, I had 
taught 4th grade there for several years). 
And Jeffrey is in 1st grade at GUS so we get 
to commute back and forth together! When I 
get the chance, I like to run, and I try to do a 
few 5 mile road races each year. I am looking 
forward to our reunion in June! 

John Huard: After moving so many 
times over the years, the roots are growing 
deep in little Rhode Island. While the boys are 
growing like weeds and Sarah is battling her 
health, we continue to make a life and home 
here. I keep having crazy thoughts about 

Luk Levensohn '83 and friend, Fred Rossi, at the 
summit of Wright Mountain 

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Victoria deLisle '85 and her horse, Ashbury 


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Nathalie Ames '85 and her fiance, Michael Sweet 

our boys attending GDA together - what an 
amazing life experience GDA was. Attached 
picture of the boys skating at Gillette New 
Year's Eve. 

Derric Small is married and 
living in Braintree and is practicing law 
and working for the City of Boston. 
See you in June! 



Amy B. Northup 

84 Central Street 
Byfield, MA 01922-1523 


Kristen M. Pouiin 

41 Main Street 

PO Box 225 

Byfield, MA 01922-0255 


Hey Class of '87, 

Yes the winter in New England this year 
is frightful! I'm sure all of you who live in 
warmer climates are chuckling at the crazy 
winter we've had here and perhaps thinking 
back to the snowy winters of our high school 
years.. ..our ski trip to Vermont.. ..snow ball 

fights snow days (although they were few 

and far between) - all great memories! 

Shawn Reeves is the only note we 
received for this Archon. He shares with us: 
"Celebrating five years of running the charity, teaching homeschoolers, 
enjoying Ithaca, NY, and trying to get back 
into Cornell for a third degree. For fun, it's 
drums, DJing, and a trip to Sunday River after 
too many years away. Enjoyed The Archon 
article about textbooks 1763-1790." 

Clearly we have few notes for this Archon, 
so please.. .for those of us who don't spend 
any time on Facebook (which may just be 
me!) please shoot us an email for the next 
Archon and don't forget.. .our 25th Reunion 
will be here before you know it (June 2012). 

Deana D. Boyages 

156 Aurora Street 

Hudson, OH 44236-2943 


Hi Everyone. Glad that you are taking 
the time to check the "back of the book" for 
information on our class. I took the time 
to write all of you a personal note in my 
regular form letter asking for notes. I was 
hoping to be able to get some news from 
alums we do not usually hear from... I think 
it worked!! I also asked our honorary class 

members, Mr. and Mrs. Bragdon, 

to write in also. As expected, Mr. B. has 
written a very inspirational and flattering 
note submission. Here it is... "You dedicated 
your "Milestone" to Doris Marsolais in the 
kitchen; you celebrated the 225th year of 
The Academy; you won Championships; 
you created enduring bonds which sustain 
you today, particularly when a classmate is 
stricken. You are the Great Class of '88! Dottie 
and I salute you while full of gratitude over 
our being able to witness your adult years. 
May we all be together at your 25th Reunion 
during the 250th June of The Academy. 
Dottie and I rejoice over your continuing 
success, over our regular encounters with you 
and we rejoice over the imminent arrival of 
your Student Body President when you were 
ninth graders. Peter and Laurie — and their 
Katy and Timothy — are coming home to the 
Mansion House. You of '88, come home soon 
and often. -Pete" 

Peter and Laurie will have many Mansion 
House memories to look forward to and a 
wonderful example to follow as well. Many 
of the members in our class remember those 
weekend visits, laughing, eating hot fudge 
sundaes, playing ping pong, chess, board 
games, but perhaps most memorably the 
conversations between friends and faculty. It 
was at Mansion House where I saw my first 

and last Friday the 13th movie. Too scary for 

We also heard from some of our "regulars", 
like Dan Morison, who continues to travel 
the globe with his daughter Charlotte. In 
trying to get more notes, I gave one day notice 
on my editorial deadline on a Facebook 
email. Thought it would help move a few 
from the couch to the computer a bit faster!! 
Dan writes,"Today is the 16th! Nothing like 
giving us some time! Funny. Not much has 
changed over here, typical euro winter - dark 
and rainy, although we aren't getting much 
snow so skiing has been subpar. I'll be in 
Chamonix next week with my daughter for 
her school vacation and hopefully we'll get 
something. It's poor form when the east coast 
US has better skiing than the French Alps! 
Over the Christmas holidays, I went to Jordan 
with Charlotte to visit my brother Steve who 
works at the King's Academy there. We did all 
of the typical tourist things - saw Petra, Wadi 
Rum, Mount Nebo and the Dead Sea. It's an 
amazing country and I would recommend to 
anyone to go for a visit. We had a wonderful 
time. Otherwise its work, work, work, play, as 
per usual." 

I also managed a note from our favorite 

orthopedic doctor, Todd O'Brien. It 

was great to see him on the cover of the 
last Archon. Now we can get a few bits of 
information directly from him too, which is 
pretty cool since he had some news about 
other alums too! "Hey, thanks for your note. 
Everything is well. We had a great spontaneous 
dinner hosted by Kristina Vontrapp, her 

husband, Damon Kinzie, Jason and 
Kara (Moheban) McCloy up at Stowe 

over MLK weekend. Everyone is doing well 
and it was great to get the kids together. It 
was a great night and good to catch up. No 
new kids to report, Liam is 5 and doing well 
in kindergarden, Niamh is 3 and a lot of fun. 
I owe JB a round of golf, and look forward to 
catching up. I have been busy, practice is going 
well. I am also currently getting my MBA at 
Yale in their Executive Healthcare Program. It 

John Huard's '86 boys skating at Gillette 
on New Year's Eve 

Dan Morison '88 and his daughter 
Charlotte in Petra 

58 Spring 201 1 



is busy and challenging to be back at school, 
but I enjoy it. Best Regards, Todd" 

After a very eventful fall, an 
understatement to say the least, I got a very 
welcome subject line in my Inbox... "From 
the Noels". "Hello Deana! Sending along note 
from Wallingford, CT to update you and the 
class. All's well in the Noel household these 
days. Glad you were able to follow my ordeal 
through the Caringbridge website. To say it's 
been an interesting several months would be 
nothing short of an understatement. I'm well 
post-op and feeling better with each passing 
day. Back at work full time and busy running 
around with the family. We were all at GDA 
for the dedication of the scoreboard at the 
Bragdon-Whiston Arena on 1/22. Great time 
and great to catch up with Chris D'Orio, 

Dave Hanlon, Derek Sullivan and 

Al Moody. Also special to see Peter and 
Dottie Bragdon, lane Piatelli, Mike Karin, 
Dick Leavitt, Perry Nelson among others. 
Brought back some great memories. I'm 
hoping to send along a pic of that event soon. 
Enjoy your Thursday. Lots of snow here and 
we're loving it. Going to make for some great 
spring skiing! Over and out. -Andy." 

It was no surprise that on his web page 
during his surgery and recovery Andy had 
tons of support cheering him on. The best 
news was that Chris D'Orio had been out 
to visit him during his recovery and shared 
eyewitness news on his progress. Glad you 
are back at it Andy!! See you at reunion this 

Annie Weitzman Kandel has 

moved from PA to Hilton Head, SC!! She 
recently shared on Facebook that her in- 
laws returned home safely from a trip to 
Cairo, during the protests there. In addition, 
she remains busy with her kids and writes, 
"Second winter in the south and I don't miss 
the cold anymore! Especially this winter. I 

have taken up tennis and love playing outside 
all year." Thanks for rubbing it in Annie!! We 
are definitely NOT playing tennis, or much 
else, outside this year. It was a really snowy 
winter for the Northeast and Midwest. ... And 
I am so ready for spring this year! 

We heard from another snow bound alum, 

Dianne Soloman Eichel. She writes, " 

How nice to hear from you! I keep meaning 
to get back to you. I am between piano and 
soccer right now, so I will write more later. 
We live in Rochester, NY and have a daughter 
Ava who is almost 12 and son Sam who is 8V2. 
Hope you are well! Dianne" So it is good that 
I haven't heard more from Dianne so she can 
give us more info in our next notes!!! I will be 
sure to drop you an email to remind you!!! ;) 
In my note to Martha Wise I of course 
asked about her hair length! She was great 
to write, "Long time, but not long hair!" in 
her subject line. She is living our West and 
has managed to update us on 20 years in one 
paragraph! "Well hello there, I have gotten 
very close to sending in one of those little 
cards every time I receive it from you, but one 
of many people has always been in the way. I 
am referring to the fact that I currently have 
three kids under four and last year it was three 
kids under three and before that, well... you 
get the drift. I am hoping beyond hope, that 
this email actually makes it to the sent box, 
but I am not convinced it will, as the kids are 
just heading to sleep and I am trying to steal 
a few moments. Anyway, I cannot remember 
the last information that I sent along, so a 
brief update of 20 years might be justified. 
I finished school at UDub (the first time), 
then spent 10 years in the outdoor industry. 
I worked retail, represented gear, was a TV 
personality for three years on a UPN network 
in Oregon and Washington, worked for a 
mountaineering guide company, and then 
went back to school for a nursing degree. 

Martha Wise's '88 children: Sammy(3 1/2), Elizabeth and Lillian (21 months) Barker. 

Now I am a mother with a 3.5 year old boy 
and twin 21 month old girls. My husband is 
a wildland firefighter and I am an ER nurse, 
when time allows. We live in Carson City, NV 
and are enjoying a pretty great ski season at 
Kirkwood and Lake Tahoe. Boy, 20 years in a 
paragraph. Pretty good huh. Cheers, Martha" 
It was so great to hear from you Martha! Now 
that you have my email, no need to write back 
on the card!!! Please don't let it be another 20 
years until we hear from you again!! 

On the heels of Martha's note, we also 

have heard from Erika Sayewich Buell. 

She has finally thrown up stakes in NC and 
is raising her girls, teaching at Duke Law, 
cooking amazing dinners and reupholstering 
a family heirloom chair in her free time. I 
wouldn't believe it if she hadn't posted a 
photo of the finished chair, but alas, it was 
true!! Makes me feel like a total slacker!! She 
writes, "Just got your sweet note on your class 
secretary letter. Seems like you've been class 
secretary for the past 20 years! LOL They 
should be paying you for this. [Hmmmm, 
could I petition the Development Office for 
this?!] Just wanted to send you my personal 
email address. This is the one that has 
followed me all over the country— -but now 
we're staying put, I swear. I totally support 
your idea to get rid of paper mailings. Who 

does snail mail anymore? Anyhoo I would 

send you some news if I had any to share. 
Just teaching "Advising the Entrepreneurial 
Client", training for a silly race where you run 
2 miles, eat a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts 
and then run 2 miles back (it's for charity), 
and enjoying spending time with Sam and 
the girls. I'm grateful that things are "boring" 
right now: no house purchases/sales, no 
serious illnesses in the family, no moves 
across the country. Life is good. Always great 
to hear from you. Much love,— E" My oldest 
daughter is completely jealous about the 
Krispy Kreme run. She wants to do this in the 
worst way. She loves donuts and running, so 
what could be better than combining your 
two favorite things? Did I mention she is 14? 
Clueless! Hope you make it without getting 

From our friendly Iowa "Weather 

Girl", Lisa Sweeney Ryan, "I am 

running track meets almost every weekend, 
gunning to compete in the World Masters 
Championships this summer in Sacramento, 
CA. Using my hurdle skills acquired from 
Mrs. Karin years ago in the Steeplechase!". 
Run like the wind Weather Girl!!! Make us 
all proud!!!! 

Another entertaining note came our 
way from NYC and our long lost Zabs! 

Christian Zabriskie, in case you didn't 

Spring 2011 

know him by his nickname!] We heard from 
him more when he was island living!! He has 
managed to find the keyboard on his desk (at 
a library in Queens, NY) and FINALLY gave 
us the update on life stateside. "Well how in 
the hell are you? Got your letter with all the 
nice personal writing and had to put it on 
mv desk to ferment for a couple of weeks 
before getting off my ass to wite back. [Sorry 
for the language. Sounds too much like him 
to edit it out!!] My wife Vicky and I are still 
living in New York City and now live in a 
lovely neighborhood in Queens. The move 
was a good one for us and we feel like we 
live much more in "Romantic Comedy New 
York" and much less "Deathwish New York". 
The weather has been freakish this year. The 
storm right after Christmas was, indeed, 
snowmaggedon. Walking around the day 
after the storm we saw buses, garbage trucks, 
delivery vans just abandoned in the street. 
The most surreal thing was seeing yellow 
cabs buried in snowdrifts. The city that never 
sleeps was frozen in place. It was surreal. I am 
still at Queens Library and now coordinate 
teen sendees across our 62 libraries. I have 
also gotten very involved in library activism 
and advocacy. As for GDA grads, I see Ca bot 
Orton pretty regularly here in the city. He 
and his brothers Gardener and Elliot are still 
shilling the old New Englandy goodness up 
at Vermont Country Store. Cabot cracks 
me up all the damn time and is doing very 
well. Oh yeah, you asked about turning 40. 
My wife surprised me with a suite in Vegas. 
We shot machine guns, got married again, 
and I discovered a near preternatural affinity 
for roulette. In short, utter and complete 
freaking blast!!! Thanks so much for being 
the class secretary for FOREVER I think we 
would never know anything about the mighty 
88 were it not for you. I wonder how Peter 
Bragdon is though, and think he would get 
a huge kick out of knowing that I am using 
[my] GDA intellectual training to try and 

lever kids out of the ghetto. Z" 

We are so fortunate to have a new addition 
to our notes!!! It has been almost 23 years 
since we have heard from Hugh Ogilve. 
From the sound of things he is doing well... 
even at the ripe old age of 42!! (Okay, I 
rounded up!) He FINALLY writes, "Well I 
have moved from London after 17 years and 
now live in southwest England, in the county 
of Devon. I am working for a small band of 
criminal defence advocates. The office is in 
Newton Abbot, a market town about 16 miles 
south of Exeter. We are moving ( myself, Fleur 
my wife and our 7 year old boy Ethan) to a 
converted barn at the end of April. We have 
2 cats - one black called Custard, the other 
white called Cookie. "When we move we will 
have more space and intend to invest in hens 
and rabbits and start growing our own veg!! 
Love to everyone. Stay in touch. I am going 
to be 42 this year but feel younger.. ..Hugh. I 
think everyone should listen to Hugh and 
stay in touch!!!!!! As a matter of fact, HUGH 
should listen to Hugh!! 

We have one more important health 

update from Reggie Edmonds... 

"Was feeling fit and fine at forty living in 
Gloucester and teaching yoga at my studio 
in Essex and then, in less than 3 weeks, I was 
diagnosed with tongue cancer and my dad 
died of a heart attack. I have been amazed 
at how much love and support has been 
generated by such tragedy. The surgery on 
February 2 to remove the cancerous tumor 
and reconstruct my tongue with tissue from 
my forearm has been a complete success. I'll 
know on February 17 if I need radiation and 
chemotherapy. I would love to avoid that fate 
and also must be prepared to meet it. Learned 
that it is impossible to get the one thing you 
need the most at a hospital; sleep. Was able 
to leave February 10 completely exhausted. 
As of February 15, I still need more sleep. 
Hospitals are brutal. Life is a funny thing. 
I've always assumed there would be plenty of 

John Hellerman's '89 three children 

time for everything. Now I know that if there 
is something you want to do or say-Do It 
NOW! You just never know." I am also happy 
to report that on the 17th Reggie got news 
that he was cancer free!! I wish you the best as 
you continue your recovery. 

in closing, Jill Goldman Miller is 

gearing up for another Avon Walk for Breast 
Cancer. I wanted to include her information 
in our notes in light of some of the cancer 
illnesses that have recently affected our 
class. "Sure you can include a note about my 
involvement with the Avon Walk for Breast 
Cancer. Last year I raised $3,300 and my team 
raised $23,000! We are now training and 
fundraising for the May 201 1 walk in Boston. 
My pledge page is http:/Avww.facebook. 
com/l/0fl37RTYmLp33ct9xcU_CXoQaEQ/ I did hear 
about Andy and Reggie and their incredible 
stories. We have some brave, strong and 
inspiring friends in our class!" Thank you Jill 
for a wonderful closing to these class notes. 
To our brave and inspiring friends, you have 
the support and love of all our Class of '88. 


Kristin A. Brown 

45 Georgian Road 

Cambridge School of Weston 

Weston, MA 02493-21 10 


Happy 40th Birthday! I imagine many 
of us have already - or will shortly reach 
this milestone birthday. Many of you may 
remember that when we were in high school 
I had a mad crush on RUSS Graceffa '87 - 
yes, I am admitting it publicly - well, when I 
consider that he is now in his 40's - it is a real 
awakening as to how many years have passed 
from our Byfield days following him through 
the day student locker room. Although I don't 
have much to share in these class notes - 
hopefully they will serve as a reminder to stay 
connected to our GDA memories, friends, 
and classmates. 

As John Hellerman commented 

when he wrote in, Facebook seems to 
preclude many from sharing their notes 
for the Archon - but many thanks to those 
who still made the effort to connect in this 
"outdated" manner. John wrote "Kids are 
doing well (see picture) - we're going through 
school application hell with our 5yr old 
daughter Ali but she is loving her final year 
of nursery school at our temple with all her 
friends. Her brother Jack just celebrated his 



2nd b-day in Jan. He's brilliant and very 
independent - perfect Governor's material. 
Their brother Mark will be 1 in June and he's 
been the easiest of the three. He's just learned 
to sleep through the night too, so Stephanie 
and I are finally becoming functional humans 
again. Business is good and my company, 
Hellerman Baretz Communications, 
continues to win awards and recognition 
for our work. Recently, we won a Legal 
Marketing Association Your Honor Award 
for "Best Big Idea" for a roundtable we hosted 
with securities litigation heavy-hitters after 
the release of Wall Street II (http://tinyurl. 
com/2amwxhe) as well as MarCom awards 
for Best Social Media campaign and best 
Media Relations campaign. We made the 
Inc 5000 for the 3rd year in a row and we're 
up for PR Week's "Boutique Agency of the 
Year" award, which we'll find out about in 
March. Incredibly, since college was not my 
strong suit (no fault of Governor's), I'm being 
honored as "Alumni of the Year" by my alma 
mater, Columbia College in May. Finally, I 
had lunch with Brian Rodgers a week ago 
and I'm looking forward to getting together 
soon with Tina Hamann and her family 
soon." Congratulations John on much of 
the many accolades you and your successful 
company are receiving! 

Jen (Ashare) Shinsky writes "We 

are happily awaiting the arrival of our 
second child, a girl, in April! Big brother 
Ian (4 yo) is probably the most excited. Also 
looking forward to seeing Jess (Clapp) 
Hennessey and her family as they move 
to the Boston area... although my visits 
will be less frequent with our new addition. 
Hope everyone is living a good life!" 
Congratulations, Jen, on your impending 
arrival - please send pictures for the next 
Archon edition! 

Jessica (Clapp) Hennessey has just 

recently moved to Lexington, MA - which 
is exciting for me to have a good friend so 

close to us in Weston! Jess and Richard's 
older daughter Annabelle turned 2 this past 
fall and Chloe will turn 1 in April. They 
are adorable! Ashley Newbert and her 
boyfriend, Keith, celebrated their engagement 
at a fabulous party in Byfield this past fall. 

Meghan and Derek VanVliet recently 

hosted a few us for a fondue party at their 
home in Newburyport. In addition to their 
two boys Alex (9) and William (6), Aaron 
and I were there with our two girls Sarah 
(5) and Amelia (1), and Sarah and Matt 
Downing were there with their three kids 
Carolyn (7), Andrew (5), and Maura (2). See 
picture. Future Governors? As for us, our 
oldest daughter Sarah began kindergarten 
this year and absolutely loves it. Her little 
sister, Amelia, is a very funny and precocious 
little girl who - despite not talking much - 
has no problem communicating! We recently 
purchased a home on Plum Island where we 
hope to spend many days on the beach in the 
summer. All are welcome. . .and if you visit - 1 
may be able to get more news for the Archon 
next time around! 


Nicolle F. DelliColli 

311 Lowell Street, Apt. 2116 

Andover, MA 01810-4553 


I am pleased to report more fun updates 
from the Lives of members of the Class of 1990!! 
Kevin O'Handley writes, "It was great 
to see everyone who went to our reunion. 
I think we've all fared pretty well over 
the last 20 years! Got together with Pat 
Plante and Pete Longo for a beer in 
early December. Continued catching up 
and we will get together again in the next 
month or so (perhaps when this publishes). 

The children of Kristin Brown '89, Derek Van Vliet '89, and Matthew Downing '89 (L to 
R): Maura Downing, Alex Van Vliet, Carolyn Downing, William Van Vliet, friend, Sarah 

Si H M 

Touch base if you want to join us for a 
few beers in the Andover/Haverhill area." 
Yes, Reunion was great and will do! I was 
invited by Kerry Campbell to meet 
up with Alison Macgee and Lindsay 

Cur ley downtown Andover but, due to 
out-of-state travel, I, regrettably, could 
not. However, we noted a rain check and 
I look forward to us all getting together 
this spring and summer. Anyone in 
the Andover/Boston/Newburyport area 
please be in touch! We shall have mini- 
reunions more frequently in preparation for 
our 25th! 

Dan Vinkovetsky reports "My wife 
Sarah and I had a blast at the reunion! It 
was great to link up with old friends. Our 
son Alexander (Sasha) is turning one year 
old in May! Oh, I also wrote a book (The 
Official High Times Field Guide to Marijuana 
Strains by "Danny Danko" available in finer 
bookstores, dispensaries and headshops as 
well as online). Kindest regards to my GDA 
buds! - Dan" Congrats on your publication 
Dan! Yes, Reunion was a Blast! Great 2 see you 
always! And pardon the pun, but GDA "buds" 
heehee I know, lame joke but couldn't resist 

Glenn Johnson "Good job 

recruiting updates Nikki. Thanks 
for your work on the Archon. 
I've just started a new job running a youth 
substance abuse prevention program for the 
city of Northampton, Massachusetts. Just 
joined a community choir singing early music. 
Read Moby Dick. Nice to be connected to so 
many GDA folks through Facebook." Congrats 
on your accomplishments Glenn! You are 
most welcome for my efforts. Truly happy 
to keep connected with you and our class. 
I reached out to many classmates during 
the tremendous snowstorm that hit 
the Northeast in early February and 

Kathryn DiNanno Barbieri was 

wisely "Looking forward to heading south 
to FL in a couple weeks to escape this 
insane winter... xo Ahh very Smart woman! 
I invited Jon Kazanjian '91 to join our 
notes. He responded "Thanks Nikki--Not 
sure what to write, everything has been status 
quo for us for some time since we moved to 
Littleton, MA. 2 great boys and getting used 
to family life!" Thank you for sharing Jon! 
Status quo and family life sounds just right! 

Jon Bonnell wrote "Hi Nikki, Actually 
we are snowed in here in Texas for a couple 
of days. Hopefully all will clear out for the 
Superbowl this weekend. Lots of parties to 
cook for, including the Big Taste of the NFL 
Saturday night. Check out our latest feature 
in The American Way Magazine as well. 
Hope all is well with you. On a completely 

Spring 2011 61 

different subject, here's a story about my 
brother and our efforts to help Haiti. Hard to 
think the big earthquake was over a year ago 
Here's a link to a video that I made for the 
Haiti cause. I presented this to the National 
Business Aviation Association while begging 
for more private aircraft donations. Pretty 
amateur production, but I only had a day 
and some text-messaged photos from Haiti 
to work with. Best I could put together on 
a Mac with short notice." Fort Worth Haiti 
Relief Efforts Great Stuff 
Jon!! Keep Up the GOOD work and keep us 
posted on it! 

And the one and only actual postcard 
I received this time around came from 

Shannon Davenport who writes "We're 

delighted to announce that we're expecting 
our 3rd child in June!" Congrats Shannon and 
Family! That's great and thanks for writing. 

Thank you to all of you who wrote!! I, 
Nikki, attended the GDA holiday gathering 
in Boston. I had a lovely time catching up 
mth Mr. Wann and his wife Bonnie Jean 
Wilbur, Don Conley, Mr. and Mrs. Abu and 
Mr. and Mrs. Bragdon. I had a wonderful 
time chatting and connecting with Mrs. 
Bragdon after the event who suggested I call 
her "Dottie", though, as I told her, I blush! 
My classmates may relate to me on this: 
That's MRS. BRAGDON!! It's kinda like 
calling the Queen "Liz". But I am practicing 
"Dottie, Dottie, Dottie" lol ;). I look forward 
to seeing more of her and more members of 
the GDA community! Please do keep in touch 
and keep us posted on any get-togethers and 
mini-reunions. Whether here in the Byfield- 
Andover- Boston areas or wherever you 
reside, I am sure other GDA alums are nearby. 
That was one heck of a winter for us in the 
Northeast so in the words Jay Z "On to the 
next..." Happy Spring 201 1! 




Nicole La Tour MacLaughlan 

9 Worcester Street 
Boston, MA 021 18-3318 

I have finally joined the modern 
communication age and found myself on 
Facebook this fall after much peer pressure 
and one final guilt trip push by the reunion 
committee. I have to admit it has been fun 
reconnecting with a lot of you, seeing what 
you have been up to and "virtually" meeting 
your children, friends and significant others. 
Of course I still can't get many of you to tell 
me what, if anything, you want me to put 
here in our class notes, so this is still a work 
in progress but I am hoping in time we can 
make this an easy proposition for all of us. 
In case you haven't heard, which I find hard 
to believe at this point, our 20th (insert loud 
gasp here) is around the corner this June. We 
are hoping to see a lot of you back in Byfield 
and know it will be a great time. 

Cathy BurgeSS writes: I hope this 
note finds you well. It was great to see you 
last fall at our "Reunion Committee Dinner" 
Ironically I ran into Matt, Stratton and 
Todd a month later at Tapeo on Newbury 
Street one Saturday, while I was grabbing 
dinner with friends. It's fun to see so many 
GDA grads in the area, and it would be fun 
to see more people more often. As Stratton 
had to remind me this is our 20th reunion 
not 15th.. ..trying to lose a few years there 
I guess. Doesn't feel like 20. Anyway, my 

news is simple and light looking forward 

to Reunion in June hoping to get some fun 
events on the Weekend calendar... maybe even 
some golf? As for me, just wrapped up my first 
year with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney as a 
Financial Advisor. Business has been great, 

and I'm looking forward to getting back on 
the golf course this spring. I'll be heading 
south to my condo in Florida as much as I can 
to get a head start on the season, and to shed 
some of this cold, snowy weather we've been 
battling. Anyway, my best to our classmates, 
looking forward to seeing you all in June!" 

Todd BairstOW is "getting ready for 
the 20th reunion in June. Hope everyone can 
be there. As for me, I am getting married in 
June, my fiancee is a tremendously patient 
woman and we are very excited. Planning 
a honeymoon in St. John down in the US 
Virgin Islands, can't wait to see everyone at 
the reunion back on campus". 

From the West Coast, Pete Jacobs 
writes from Portland, OR where he lives with 
his wife, Megan and their two girls, Phoebe 
3 and Vivian 6 months. "I opened my own 
agency a couple of years back and we are 
doing pretty well, I enjoy seeing everyone on 
FB and am going to do my best to make it to 
reunion in June. Looking forward to seeing 

From the South I heard from Carey 
Dupree who writes" believe it or not, 
my six year old son and I just moved back 
to the states after 14 years of hving and 
working in the Caribbean. We are currently 
living in Ft. Myers, FL where I am in school 
again and going for my RN. Within a few 
years, hopefully, I will be a pediatric nurse 
practitioner. I'm looking forward to seeing 
everyone at reunion!" 

Leslie McCant Lacey is still busy 

with her life in Louisiana with her husband 
and three daughters. She continues her role 
as counsel for abused and neglected children 
and hopes to make it back to Byfield this June. 
I literally ran into Stratton Newbeit 
by his office in South Boston a few weeks 
ago, it was fun to grab lunch with him and 
catch up. He continues to love his home in 
Winchester and is actively trying to recruit 

Max Arthur Kamakana Brager, 
son of Jackie Hogan '92 

Charles Koury and Phoebe Monroe, twins of Katie Hajjar '96 

me to join them there, and has fun watching 
the adventures and antics of his kids Theo 
and Ella. 

As for me, my life is pretty full these days 
as well. I continue to do my interior design 
work and spend a lot of time chasing, quite 
literally, my 2 year old daughter on all of 
her adventures. I too am looking forward 
to seeing everyone in June but I may have 
to do so via Skype from a maternity ward in 
Boston. My husband and I are expecting the 
latest addition to our family literally reunion 
weekend (not good planning I know) so we 
will just have to see what happens and either 
hope for an early or late arrival otherwise 
reunion could become a lot more exciting 
with my attendance.. ..Let's hope Spring 
is around the corner and I look forward to 
hearing and hopefully seeing many of you 



Catharine A. Firenze 

44 Dean Street 

Belmont, MA 02478-3257 

Grace Jeanes, partner Leah Basbanes, 
and family have opened an ANYTIME 
FITNESS franchise in Tyngsboro, MA next to 
Trader Joe's in the TJMaxx Plaza. ANYTIME 
FITNESS is a 24-hour co-ed fitness club. 
Please stop by and say hello! I'm still at my 
day job at Raytheon working as a Government 
Property Manager for a Homeland Security 
Program. IF there are any other GD alums at 
Raytheon, please look me up in the directory. 
With 75,000 employees worldwide, I am eager 
to meet others with Byfield roots. 

Pam KurtZ Pardes writes in from 
New York City with her husband JP and two 
boys: Jake (4) and Dylan (2). She is working 
at American Express, marketing the Hilton 
Credit Card. 

In other news about babies with rock star 
names, Lisa Widdecke is a proud new 
mom to Hendrix James, born on December 

Jackie Hogan also writes with baby 
news: I'm still living aloha on the Big Island 
of Hawaii with my wonderful husband and 
working in non-profit management from 
a home office. It's whale season, my favorite 
time of year. Thousands of them travel here 
from Alaska to birth their babies. Speaking 
of babies, I gave birth to a baby boy on 
December 8th and named him Max Arthur 
Kamakana Brager. Kamakana means "the gift" 
in Hawaiian. He's a gift to us and hopefully all 
who know him. 

Hoyt Morgan writes in with the 
following: Living in NYC full time now - 
sold my San Diego house in October so I'm 
no longer bicoastal. Working hard and having 
fun too. Our company,, is 
going really well but we have a lot to do and 
long way to go before we reach our potential. 
We are a leading real estate brokerage for 
cities in the U.S. offering a best-in-class web 
experience, city-expert agents on the ground 
and a cash refund to our clients. If you want 
to buy a home in the city you should come 
to us. Read more about CondoDomain. 
com in a recent press release: http:// 
It's been tough to think of anything but snow 
this winter, but I'm optimistic that by the time 
you read this Archon, much of it will have 
melted away and you and your families are 
enjoying an early spring. Take care, and stay 
in touch! 


Ingrid A. Cunney 

35 Prince Street 
Beverly, MA 01 91 5-2007 

Shawn T. Markey 

192 Kingsbury Avenue 
Bradford, MA 01835-8173 


No news to report. 


Kristen M. Hughes 

5649 Colbath Avenue 
Van Nuys, CA 91401-4725 


Christopher Rice reports: "in 2010, 

I went out on a limb and started my own 
Mapping/GIS consulting company here in 
Denver, CO, named Colorado Cartographies, 
Ltd. It has been quite an experience, and I have 
had much success assisting small-to-medium 
sized business with various GIS-related 
projects. I feel very fortunate to have had this 
opportunity, and have no regrets at all. Please 
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Michael C. Noon 

2 Inman Place, Apt. 1 

Cambridge, MA 02139-2412 


Despite the "snowpocalypse" that 
descended on Boston, this correspondent was 
able to grab a long-overdue dinner with Tim 
Gould. While debating the superiority of 
Ingham over Eames, Tim reported on a few 
classmates, in addition to his own charmed 
existence in Andover. He still keeps in touch 
with Chris Dubois, who is thriving happily 
in a ski town in Canada. And Jameson 
Case, thought to be missing, is actually in 
Chicago and doing quite well. Details will be 
provided when Dubi and Jameson write to 
the Archon themselves. (Pretty please?) 

Louis Olerio wrote in from Dallas, 
TX, where he's building custom homes and 
running his own business, BeJunkFree, which 
he plans to expand to other cities in the 
coming years. He's also in touch with Gouldy 
from time to time, which wins Tim the "social 
schmetterling" award for this year. 

Maire Herron's parents sent her the 
Archon letter, prompting her to write in with 
an update. She's been living in Jackson Hole, 
WY, for the past 11 years — "It's my Heaven 
on Earth and the best mountain town this 
side of the Rockies" — where she settled after 
spending some time traveling in Asia and 
leading outdoor programs for kids in Alaska. 
Now she's loving her job with an investment 
firm and applying to MBA programs. 

I also was able to see former '95er Dan 
DiPietro and his lovely wife Torrey, who 
are expecting a child in May. There was 
much discussion of pregnancy and babies, as 
Susanna and I are also expecting, in August. 
And we're also pleased to announce that 
we finally found a suitable house to buy in 
Cambridge, and plan to move in April, just 
in time to settle in before the world changes 




Janna De Risi 

325 West Neck Road 

Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743-1726 


Jeffrey R. LaBelle 

41 1 W. Fullerton Parkway, Apt. 603W 

Chicago, IL 60614-2830 


I hope that all of you are gearing up for 
spring which inevitably means that GDA 
reunion season is right around the corner. 
Can you believe that it has been almost 15 
years since we jumped over the wall at the 
Mansion House and graduated from GDA? 
I hope that all of you are as excited as I am 
for our upcoming 15th reunion in Byfield the 
weekend of June 10, 11, and 12. The Class of 
1996 reunion committee is already moving 
at full speed after having gotten together for 
a few laughs, good stories, and some reunion 
planning before the holidays. Dan DiPietro, 

Brooks Bomhofft, Lauren Carroll, C. 
Bradley Russell, Bryan Rybicki and I 

are already thinking about how to make it a 
great time for all of us. There are some people 
already placing odds on who will be the first 
finisher of the Pie Race. 

Katie Hajjar sends her best wishes 
to the class of '96. After 10 years of city living, 
my husband Pete and I headed to the South 
Shore of Boston last fall for more space and 
at last.. ..a garage! We moved just in time to 
welcome our twins in October '09. Charlie 
and Phoebe are now 15 months and on the 
move! I work for a small technology company, based in Boston and staying 

busy balancing work and family! Look forward 
to seeing everyone in Byfield this June. 

In addition, I know that this news release is 
a little outdated, but I wanted to pass it along 

- Lt. Christopher Todd "Chilly" Winters 

graduated from the TOPGUN Navy Fighter 
Weapons School on March 14. Lt. Winters 
was commissioned in February 2002. After 
graduation from flight school in Pensacola, 
Fla., he was assigned to VF-101 to fly the F-14 
Tomcat at NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va. 
As a Radar Intercept Officer (RIO), he joined 
VF-213 Blacklions and was deployed to the 
Mediterranean Gulf in support of Operation 
Iraq Freedom from September 2006 to 
March 2007. In April 2007, his squadron then 
transitioned to the F/A-18 Superhornet. In the 
fall of 2007, he was selected to TOPGUN and 
began the class in January 2008. Lt. Winters is 
now a Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor for the 
Pacific Theater, stationed in NAS Lemoore, 
Calif. His responsibilities include evaluation 
and training for Navy and Marine Corps 
F/A-18 squadrons in California, Guam and 
Japan. Lt. Winters is the son of Mark and 
Dorie Winters of Waterville, Maine. He is a 
graduate of Governor Dummer Academy 
in Byfield, Mass., and received his B.S. 
degree at New England College in Henniker, 
N.H. Lt. "Chilly" Winters can be reached at 

As for me, I recently decided to leave my 
boutique consulting firm after it was acquired 
by PwC and have moved onto Deloitte's 
strategy and operations practice. I am also on 
schedule to finish my executive MBA at Kellogg 
in June and unfortunately my graduation is 
the same weekend as the reunion so I will not 
be able to partake in the festivities and catch 
up with all of you. I hope that all of you have a 
great time and almost as much fun as we had 
during our 10 year. Cheers, Jeff 


Sandra T. Padilla 

912 N. Croft Avenue, Apt 105 

West Hollywood, CA 90069-4275 

Greetings Class of 1997, Hope everyone is 
doing well! We have one special update from 
our classmate Joe Nicastro, who recently 
accepted a position as Associate Director of 
Athletics at Providence College after spending 
the past 7 years in the Boston University 
Athletic Department as the Director of 
Compliance. Joe and his wife Kristen live 
in Framingham, MA with their 1-year old 
daughter Tessa (see picture!). 

As always, I look forward to hearing from 
you! Best, Sandy 


Elizabeth E. Escobar 

888 Main Street, Apt. 319 

New York, NY 10044-0216 


Welcome and Welcome Back! December 
saw the arrival of our first child, Madeline 
Evans Escobar, who graced my husband and 
I ten days early! My sister, Holly Erickson 
'00 flew in to New York from Colorado, 
where she has been living since October, to 
meet her new niece. I have taken advantage 
of the time home with Madeline to visit my 
parents in Newburyport often. 

In addition, Jacob Chase has just 
completed his Masters Degree and is headed 
back to the East Coast after six years in San 
Francisco becoming a teacher. He writes 
that he will "miss the warm climate and fresh 

Tessa Nicastro (daughter of Joe Nicastro '97) 

Elle Erickson Escobar '98 and 
her daughter, Madeline 

Nino Balestrieri '01 and family 

produce, but welcome the opportunity to 
again be near family and old friends". 


Jessica Zaplin Karlin 

22 Schiller Road 

West Roxbury, MA 02132-6336 


No news to report. 


Catherine E. Correia 

18 Homer Street, Apt. 2 
Brookline, MA 02445-6974 


Eve R. Seamans 

840 Hale Street 
Beverly, MA 01915-2216 


Hi everyone! I hope you are having a 

wonderful Spring. I've been lucky enough 

to see several of you in the past few months. 

I got a chance to catch up with Treacy 

Silverstein Silbaugh, Catherine 
Correia, and Elizabeth Tomasino 

early in the New Year. They are all doing well! 
Elizabeth is finishing up her PhD in New 
Zealand. I actually got to see her there last 
summer and she took me on an awesome tour 
of the vineyards in wine country. I was back at 

GDAin February when Catherine Correia 
and I went to the Henry Horenstein '65 

art show. The art was amazing and an added 
bonus was to hear Mark Lipman perform 
during the reception. Mark has been playing 

in other shows around the Boston area as 
well. If people are interested, there is usually 
information about his music on Mark's 
facebook page. 

Kathleen Sager Kubera wrote in 

to say that she has just moved to Buffalo NY 
with her husband. Kathleen is a mental health 
therapist in the city and loves it! She also 
says that the winters are very different than 
Washington DC! 

Catherine Correia says, "My last two 

trips up to GDA have allowed me to enjoy the 
campus in two very different, yet beautiful 
states. The first trip provided a beautiful fall 
day to enjoy while helping out with Abu's final 
cross-country meet (it also provided time to 
catch up with all the fabulous cross country 
alums over the years). While the second trip, 
just a week ago, provided Eve Seamans 
and I an awesome winter wonderland to enjoy 
Henry Homstein'S Animalia art show and 
Mark Lipman'S live music. I also recently 

caught up with Elizabeth Turnbull 

in Killington, VT. Elizabeth is finishing 
her last year of her joint MBA/Masters of 
Environmental Management and is exploring 
opportunities to see what's next." 




Maria E. Collins 

ON 120 Jefferson Street 
Winfield, IL 6019001886 

Margaret H. Lloyd 

180 Moss Hill Road, Apt. 1 

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 


Hey Class of 2001, 1 am so excited to see 
everyone at our 10 year reunion this spring! 
Can you believe how much has happened in 
10 years? 

Nino Balestrieri writes, "This is my 
fifth year in the fire service working as a 
Firefighter/ Engineer/ Paramedic for the City 
of San Mateo. It has been great to be able 
follow in the same footsteps as my father, as 
well as, provide a service to the city I was raised 
and now reside in with my family. It is a ton 
of fun filled with thrills and excitement every 
day. These last five years have treated me well, 
allowing me to do something that I absolutely 
LOVE. On November 7, 2009, I married my 
beautiful wife, Jennifer Balestrieri, who I just so 
happened to meet through work. Jen initially 
started off working as a Transport Paramedic 
in the San Mateo County and is now working 
as Emergency Transport for the San Francisco 
Fire Dept. Also, I was lucky enough to become 
a father to Jen's son, Jordan, who has recently 
turned 15 years old in January. He is strong 
in his academics and is an absolute stud in 
his athleticism. We are so proud of him and 
all of his accomplishments. Now we are just 
preparing for our little boy, Anthony Balestrieri, 
who is due on May 1, 2011. We are so excited 
for this new addition into the family." 

Rachelle Dennis, Alyson Gerber and Heather 
Jameson at Alyson's engagement party 

Rachelle Dennis, Billy Lindmark, Alyson Gerber 

and Heather Jameson at Alyson's 

engagement party. 

Heather Jameson '02 and Rachel Abdulla '00 at a 
Red Sox game in Baltimore 


Heather S. Jameson 

3028 S. Glebe Road 

Arlington, VA 22206-2713 


Hi everyone! It's been a number of 
years since our class has had any updates 
in The Archon, so I am really happy many 
of you -uTote in for this edition. It's hard to 
believe that our 10 year reunion is only one 
year away, but I'm sure we are all looking 
forward to catching up, spending time, and 
sharing memories with one another. I am 
currenuy living in Arlington, Virginia -with 
my boyfriend Larry Lyons ('01), and 
I'm in my second year of a PhD program 
in neuropharmacology at The George 
Washington University. Life is certainly busy, 
but I'm having a lot of fun in the DC area. 
I hope everyone I didn't hear from is doing 
great and I look forward to seeing you all at 
our reunion next summer! 

Mike As ken a se is doing great and 
began a PhD program at The University of 
Pennsylvania in Philadelphia this fall. "I 

catch up with Alex Harris '02 for the 

occasional beer and burger since he's in law 
school at UPenn", he said. 

Ben Bizier graduated from Guilford 
College in 2007, and then went to Germany 
to play and coach pro baseball for three 
seasons. "I met and proposed to my now wife, 
Tanja. In late 2009, I got a coaching job in 
South Florida and moved back to the states. 
In July, I had my wedding in Camden, Maine. 

Anthony Fleurival, Steve Gorgoulis, 
Antonio Valverde, Rob Curran, and 
Mr. and Mrs. Suggs all made it up." Ben 

is in his second year coaching at Broward 
College and he is also running a travel 
baseball organization. "If anyone is ever in 

Miami or Ft. Lauderdale area, please give me 
a shout", he says. 

Delia COX recently moved back to 
Boston from Colorado. "The best part about 
living back in Boston is that I finally get to see 
the friends (from GDA) I've missed so much 
over the years when they return home for the 
holidays. Living out in Colorado for the last 
few years was an incredible experience - for 
obvious reasons, so different than city life on 
the east coast. I definitely miss the mountains 
and I'm sure I'll end up back there again 
hopefully sooner than later", she says. 

Rachelle Dennis graduated with 

her Masters Degree from Teachers College, 
Columbia University and is currently working 
as an Academic Guidance Counselor at a 
charter high school in Brooklyn. "Working 
in an urban school is very challenging, but 
it is also very rewarding and never boring! 
It also makes me appreciate even more the 
education I received and the experience I had 
at GDA." Rachelle also shared some other 
exciting news: "My boyfriend, Jon, proposed 
to me just before Thanksgiving and we are 
planning a Boston wedding sometime in 
2012. Another exciting event in 2012 will be 
our 10 year reunion and I hope to see a lot of 
our class there!" 

Alyson Gerber is busy writing for 
magazines and newspapers in New York City 
and is currently earning an MFA in Creative 
Writing from The New School. She is engaged 
to Zachary Adler and is excited for their fall 

wedding in Boston! Rachelle Dennis, 
Billy Lindmark, Heather Jameson, 

and Larry Lyons all attended Alyson and 
Zach's engagement party in NYC this past fall. 
It was a blast! 

Regina Kelley (Suggs) writes 

that she is living it up in sunny Southern 
California with her husband and two kids. 
"The kids and I were recently back in good 
ol' Byfield for a couple of weeks visiting 

Grandma and Grampy. We should be at the 
reunion next year!" Regina says. 

John Marcus Lathrop IV is 

currentiy living in Georgia with his six year 
old Great Dane, Sully, and will be graduating 
in September with a Doctor of Chiropractic 
degree. "Last summer I drove cross country 
with my girlfriend. I plan to spend this 
summer in Montana, though I miss the 
ocean ever)' day. I plan on moving back to the 
Northeast and will be opening my practice", 
he says. 

Meghan Lucy is currently living in 
Charlestown and is in nursing school at 
Simmons College for a second bachelor's 
degree. Meghan is also busy traveling: "I just 
met up with Alyson Gerber in NYC and 
will soon travel to DC to spend the weekend 
visiting with Allison Sparks, Meghan says. 

Paige MacLennan is living in 

Los Angeles and working in the music 
industry. "I've just begun a new position at 
Warner Bros. Records and it's challenging 
but very rewarding. I'm looking forward 
to getting back east this summer for 

Angela Romano's wedding!" she says. 

Robb Morgan is finishing up his MBA 
at the University of San Francisco. Robb says 
that "upon graduating I will begin my pursuit 
of taking over the world." 

Dave M U 1 1 i ns is doing well, living back 
in Montreal, and working for TD. "I was down 
in Boston a couple of times last summer and 
had a chance to run into some GDA crew. I 
met up and had a couple of crazy nights out 

on the town with Robbie Curran, Sam 
Porter '01 and Sarah Leblanc '04. 1 was 

fortunate to make it to Brian Gajewski's 

'02 engagement party in August which ended 
up being pretty wild. I'm looking forward to 
heading to Boston this summer and hopefully 
I'll get to see more GDA peeps!" 

Dave White is finishing up his third 
year of dental school at UCLA and will be 

Heather Jaemson and Larry Lyons at a Red Sox 
qame in Baltimore 


Carl Noblitt '03 and his fiancee, Kaitlyn Bridle 

Grand Junction, CO news anchor 
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summer. "The other big news is that my wife, 
Bonnie, is pregnant with our second child!" 
Dave says. 

Rachel Wonhye Chung was in Korea after 
college, and is back in Boston, studying at 
MIT for her MBA degree. She says "I haven't 
had a chance to meet up with any GDA people 
yet, but I would love to everyone!" 


Laura E. Ellison 

1 537 N. Western Avenue #2 

Chicago, IL 60622 


Michael D. O'Neill 

31 Pearson Drive 

Byfield, MA 01922 


It's been quite a season for us! It seems like 
GDA alums are popping up everywhere, and 
they still refer to our school as GDA proper 
which is always comforting to hear. Just a 

few weeks ago I met Kevin McDormand 

class of the late 1990s at a random night out 
in Boston. See, that is what I mean, we run 
into each other as GDA alums continue to 
infiltrate all social circles on the East Coast. 

I, Mike O'Neill, just returned back 
to Boston after quitting my job in Taiwan in 
September and then doing a bit of travelling 
through South East Asia. My journey lasted 
about four months and spanned over 
fourteen countries. Some of the highlights 
included visiting the Komodo Dragons 
and bungee jumping on fire in Indonesia, 
handling baby tigers in Thailand, boating 

down the Mekong River in Laos, Vietnam and 
Cambodia, exploring some of the amazing 
sites in ancient China, and watching the snow 
fall on ground zero in Hiroshima, Japan. I am 
now looking forward to reconnecting with as 
many of you as I can. Dan Guyton, don't 
worry, I haven't forgotten. We'll get together 
in Boston soon! 

Your other class secretary, Laura 
Ellison, had a great time catching up with 
Lindsay and Lesley Clunie '04, as well as 
Claire DeLacvivier. She also had a great 
trip to Seattle where she got an amazing tour 

of the city from Meghan O'Malley. 

Elsewhere in her life, Laura is fully settled 
into Chicago and loves it, despite the winter 
weather. Outside of work she is training for 
a triathlon and looks forward to warmer 
weather so she can start running outside. 

In other news, a report from our classmate 
at sea, Carl Noblitt. Carl graduated from 
Bates College in 2007 with a BS in Geology. 
During that time, he spent a semester at 
sea aboard the Tall Ship Corwith Cramer. 
Amazingly, Carl was at the helm when this 
ship saved the 50+ Haitians that were lost 
at sea. He then went on to graduate from 
Northeastern University in 2009 with his 
MS in Marine Biology. After graduation, he 
spent 2009-2010 as Hydrologist for USGS 
and Geologist for the State of Maryland. In 
August 2010 he was one of eleven in the US 
selected for the NOAA Corps Commissioned 
Officer program held at the US Merchant 
Marine Academy at Kingspoint, NY. Upon 
graduation as an Ensign, he was assigned to 
NOAA's Research Vessel Delaware II home 
ported at Woods Hole, MA. He is currently 
at sea with a group of scientists operating off 
the continental shelf in the North Atlantic. 
Additional information can be found at www. 17/bios. 

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waves! He is engaged to Kaitlyn Bridle from 
Maryland, currently living in Texas and plans 
to be married on the 22nd of January this 
year. His family has their fingers crossed as his 
ship is expected to return on the 21st and it 
could be tight (although judging by facebook 
photos, it looks like he got back in time for 
the special day). Congratulations Carl! He 
and his future wife will be making home 
in Falmouth, MA. 

Back on shore, Allison Coulter 

(although you might remember her as 
Allison Tsao) wrote in with an exciting life 
update. She is still living down in Baltimore 
and enjoying the last few weeks of medical 
school. She'll be done on March 4th and is 
eagerly awaiting some free time, Match Day 
(March 17th), and a trip through Australia 
and NZ with some med school friends in 
April. She is matching into Internal Medicine 
and is hoping to continue on to a fellowship 
in Cardiology after that. Outside of school, 
she has still been involved in research and 
riding horses as much as possible. She also 
got married this past summer at GDA! It was 
definitely an Academy Affair, with Nathan 

Tsao '01, Madison Tsao '12, and 

Jackie ROSS in the wedding party and 
quite a few fellow Governors and teachers in 
attendance, including Tyler Youngblood, 

Craig Bonaventura, David Spector 

and Chris Ebinger. There was even a 
quick game of horseshoes on the mansion 
house lawn. Her husband is a fellow Hopkins 
grad student currently working on his PhD in 
Toxicology, so they're hoping that she matches 
to a hospital in Baltimore for the next 3 years. 
We're looking forward to the GDA alumni 
event in DC in February and hope to see some 
old friends there! 

I was hoping to meet up with Allison a 
few weekends back, but unfortunately a snow 
storm got in the way. Allison, I have a wedding 
present for you, so be sure to look me up in 
the spring so I can give it to you. And finally, 
we have a quick update from Allison's high 
school and college classmate, Am X it M i S ra . 
Apparently, the entire IBM Watson Computer 
recently featured on Jeopardy was a hoax. As 
it turns out, the computer was Amrit hiding 
behind the processors answering all the clues. 

Spring 2011 67 


Lesley T. Clunie 

87 Neal Street 

Portland, ME 04102-3431 

Kelsey M. Quigley Hunter 

2200 1 9 th Street NW, #704 
Washington DC 20009 


The Class of 2004 must be busy, because 
we didn't receive any notes this time around! 
We hope that everyone is doing well and 
encourage you to send in your updates and 
photos for the next Archon. 

Kelsey A. Correia 

1 8 Homer Street, Apt. 2 

Brookline, MA 02445-6974 


I hope everyone is having a great start to 
2011.1 am still working at Saks Fifth Avenue 
and still living in Brookline with my sister 

Catherine Correia '00. I actually ran 

into Ha I lie Martin just yesterday at Saks. 
She currently is working at the Social Security 
office in Somerville. It's always great to have 
an accidental GDA reunion. 

Chris McKinnon has been working as 
a news anchor at KREX, in Grand Junction 
Colorado for a year and a half now. He says, 
"It's been an amazing experience. In January, 
after more than 350 shows together my co- 
anchor left for bigger and better things. I've 
also opted not to extend my contract at the 

station, so come August I'll be heading to a 
new station, maybe back east! Colorado is 
beautiful and the skiing is amazing. I'm stilled 
bummed I wasn't able to make it to reunion 
and I can't wait to visit the Academy soon to 
see what's new on campus. Hope all is well 
with everyone!" We wish him well with his 
big move! 

Jim Zografos left his job at a small 
start-up company where he collected waste 
vegetable oil for biofuel. He says, "It was a 
great learning experience, but it wasn't what I 
wanted to pursue long-term. About 6 months 
ago I started a new job in Boston at a Real 
Estate Investment Trust called Digital Realty. 
We build datacenters and lease them out to 
large corporate clients. I'm working as an 
Analyst on our East coast Portfolio team, and 
I really love it." We wish him the best of luck 
in that next step. Nicole Greco will soon 
be starting a new teaching job in Waltham, 
which is great news. 

Jim and Nicole also spent some time 
around Christmas visiting Max Dombush 
in Florida. Max is now living with Christian 
ColarilSSO. A few weeks ago Jim and Nicole 
took a trip to North Conway with Audrie 
Grigun and Sam Adams, which is always 
a fun trip. Sam is living in Altanta, near Jon 


Audrie is working in Cambridge and 
living in Boston with Barrie Stavis. 

Barrie has seen a lot of Bobby 
Rudolph who is now at Boston College Law 
School. Barrie also recently had dinner with 
Ruth Splaine who is full time teaching this 
semester at Lesley University. 

Nikki Bitsack is still working at Model 
Club Inc. She is always looking for new talent 
and if anyone who knows anyone with babies 
or kids that may be good for print work or 
acting. At her agency they have kids with 

L to R: Will Bryson, Whitney Ocko, Mike Voto, Sarah Quinttus and Decia Splaine 

main roles in the Fighter, the Company 
Men, and other upcoming movies shooting 
as well as kids in print campaigns like GAP, 
the Children's Place. She also started her 
own side business called Nicole Anne Photo, 
specializing in natural light photography; 
headshots, model portfolios, portraits, family 
photos, etc. She is hoping to get it going 
when the weather gets nicer so she can shoot 
outside again on the weekends when she's not 
working at the agency. 

Meg Owen started working for The 
Moxie Agency in the Seaport District in 
September. Moxie is a small PR firm and is 
the Account Coordinator. They represent 
many restaurants and hospitality (some 
lifestyle) clients in Boston. 

I wish everyone the very best in their 
endeavors and I look forward to hearing 
more news. Please send notes or photos to me 
at Take care! 



Marisa S. Frey 

Box 1661 Allegheny College 

520 North Main Street 

Meadville, PA 16335-3903 


Margaret E. Hughes 

51 High Street 

Saint Albans, VT 05478-1 61 8 

Mighty Class of 2006! I hope this note 
finds you well. As you all, I am sure, are well 
aware, we have a reunion coming up this 
summer. Can you believe it will have been 5 
whole years since we have jumped over the 
wall? I, for one, cannot wait to see everybody; 
it is going to be a blast! The event will take 
place the weekend of June 10th, so mark the 
calendars! "I count myself in nothing else so 
happy As in a soul rememb'ring my good 
friends."- William Shakespeare 




Jack A. Lamson 

51 South Hampton Road 
Amesbury, MA 01913-5733 


Rachel A. Stavis 

300 Summit St. #700624 
Trinity College 

Hartford, CT 06106-3100 

No news to report. 


Perry J. Eaton 

30 Travis Drive 

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-1022 


Abigail E. Harris 

1 Edwards Street 
Bath, ME 04530-2729 


Chelsea Barnet writes in: "I am 
finishing out my first semester as a junior 
at Wake Forest University. As a psychology 
major, I have been involved with an internship 
with NC Guardian ad Lietum program which 
has been both an eye-opening and rewarding 
experience. I recently returned home for 
Thanksgiving and enjoyed catching up with 
other GDA alumni of the classes of 2009 and 

Kelly Pope would like to let everyone 
know that: "I am still playing soccer for 
Bowdoin, and was voted captain for next year. 
I am headed to Buenos Aires, Argentina on 
Sunday for 5 months for my study abroad! 
I am really excited but also nervous. Last 
semester, Brian Durkin '09 was in my 
Spanish class, which I hope prepared me well 
enough for this adventure. I am hoping to 
play a lot of futbol and travel all over South 
America. I don't know anyone else on my 
trip, but I'm sure I'll meet a lot of cool people. 
Decia Splaine reports that she recently 
had Sarah QuinttUS up for a visit and that 
they went out in Boston with Will Bryson 

and Mike VotO. The whole group ended 
up running into fellow '08er Whitney 
Ocko who had recently returned from Italy 
where she studied with Anna Smith. 

I (Abby Harris) would like to 
report that I went skiing with Charlotte 
DiMaggio in December while she was 
taking a break from her nursing clinicals. 
I also met up with Alex McLain '07 for 
lunch after she finished her Bowdoin winter 
exams. Spring semester is going quite well in 
NOLA as we're gearing up for Mardi Gras, 
Jazz Fest and all of the hot weather. I ran the 
Houston and the Mardi Gras half marathons 
and I've been sailing a lot with the Navy sail 
team in an effort to enjoy the sunshine! I 
hope that all GDA students/families/faculty/ 
staff past and present are doing well and 
enjoying many successes! 



Amanda R. Correnti 

55 Dearborn Street 

Salem, MA 01970-2430 


James M. King 

6 Driftwood Drive 

Chelmsford, MA 01824-1241 


Kaela Duff is studying abroad for 2 
months in Quito Ecuador then heading to 
Cusco Peru for another 2 months. There she 
will be studying mainly Spanish and hopes 
to do some community service in the area, 
like teaching English. I've had another great 
year at F&M. Everything is well with lacrosse, 
school, and friends. I hope to be studying 
abroad in Europe next semester. 

Alice Tonry 

PO Box 601 
West Newbury, MA 01985-0701 

Emily Harrold 

PO Box 494 

6 Courtney Drive 

Byfield, MA 01922-0494 


Though we haven't been away from 
Govs for long, the Class of 2010 has already 
been up to big things. Everyone seems to be 
having fun and settling into their new lives 
well. Grace Barlow reports that she is 
busy studying linguistics and languages at 
Bryn Mawr College, she was an extern at the 
Boston Language Institute over winter break, 
and she is on the gymnastics team at school. 
Katherine Seibel says that she is loving 
Trinity College, and invites anyone to come 
visit. She has been sailing and is hoping to 
make t-shirts for a local art organization. 
Tori We ism an tells me that she is loving 
Northwestern, she volunteers for a dance 
marathon fundraiser and has joined a 
sorority. Jen Migliore reports that she is 
busy playing softball for Wellesley. Andrew 
Dag res says that he had an awesome time in 
Spain during the first semester. He loved his 
host family, and his host brother is coming 
to visit him at Colby in the fall. While in 
Spain, he traveled all around Europe, and 
was a beer pong champion twice. He says 
that he is loving Colby, and he is playing 
baseball there. GuS Ortega reports that he 
is doing well, he has finished first year, and is 
in the middle of his summer break right now. 
Jeff Lamson reports that he did furniture 
making during his January semester, which 
he really enjoyed, and is going kayaking in 
North Carolina with the outing club from 
Colby during march break. Hanna Bird 
says that she is doing well, and she has joined 
the Alpha Xi Delta sorority at Syracuse. 
Li ndsay Mackay reports that her first year 
at the University of St. Andrews is going well, 

and that Lindsay Grant, Kaity Mullin 

and Emma Rausch are coming for a visit 
soon. Corey Lyons says that he is running 
track and cross country at the University of 

Mary Washington. It sounds like KC Walley has already 
made a name for himself at Boston University, he created a 
slogan for the College of Engineering, made the Dean's List 
for engineers, and was chosen to pitch a few ideas to a board of 
venture capitalists. Cassandra ValarezO tells me that she 
is loving Connecticut College, and she in the chamber choir 
and works for the children's program at school. Ca CO I i n e 
Wad man reports that she is in the nursing program at 
Catholic University in DC and absolutely loves it. As for 
myself, I'm very happy at the University of Vermont. I love 
being so close to the mountains, and I've gotten out skiing 
a lot already this season. I have my horse up here, which is 
great, and I joined the school pottery co-operative program. 
I hope everyone is doing really well, and keeping up with the 
friendships that they made at Govs. Feel free to contact me 
with any news you want in the next class note! 



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The Class of '69 engaged in a bit of playful banter during the recent 

NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship. Tim Tenney's alma mater, 

Denver University, upset perennial national contender John Hopkins 

University, alma mater of Board President Jeff Gordon '69. 

It seems Tenney '69 emailed the photo to Gordon before the 

two teams had even left the field! 

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James Fleming 71 and Peter Bragdon had breakfast in Kent, CT 

Mosa Kaleel '86 and his children Calvin and Coco showed 
Peter Bragdon their orchard in Sherman Oaks, CA 

Frank Kitchell '35 and Peter Bragdon at 
The University Club in Seattle 

ichael Yeagley '90 and Teddie took Peter Bragdon 
to lunch in Vienna, VA 



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Students from The Governor's 
Academy won a whopping 37 awards 
in the 201 1 Boston Globe Scholastic 
Art Awards competition, with four 
students earning Gold Keys for their 
impressive portfolio submissions. 
Kevin Chang '1 1 (ceramics portfolio); 
Michelle Gallipeau '1 1 (photography 
portfolio); Carolyn Hoffman '1 1 
(ceramics portfolio); and Mark Huang 
'1 1 (art portfolio) comprised the 
quartet of Gold Key winners. Only 21 
independent high school students in 
Massachusetts won Gold Keys for their 
portfolio work this year. 

Governor's finished second to the 
Cambridge School of Weston (45 
total awards), after placing first overall 
in 2009 and 2010. Award winning 
student artwork was on display in the 
State Transportation Building in Boston 
from February until April. 

Left page 

1 Frank Barba '12 

2 Amanda Pease '1 1 

3 Emma Collins '12 

4 Kevin Chang '11 

5 Carolyn Hoffman '1 1 

6 Jackie Ham '14 

7 Madison Tsao '12 

8 Amanda Pease '1 1 

9 Emma Collins '12 

10 Mark Huang '11 

Right page 

1 Kevin Chang '1 1 

2 Rapas Chamnanratanakul '13 

3 Mark Huang '11 

4 Rachel Cabitt '12 

5 Amanda Pease '1 1 

6 Kevin Chang '11 

7 Carolyn Hoffman '11 

8 Abby Matses "1 1 

9 Mark Huang '11 

10 Megan Mullin '12 

11 Mark Huang '11 

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The SMART (Students Modeling a Research Topic) Team: Michael Rotondo '12, Andres Saenz '12, Cheng-Wei Chang '11, Jen-An Liu '11, 
Ryan Kelly '1 1, Reina Arakawa '12, Jaicey Bang '13, advisor Judy Rokous. Not pictured: Kwang Woo Lee '11, Noah Sherman '12.